Thursday, January 26, 2012

NASA: NPP's 'Blue Marble'

A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

The high-resolution version can be found here.

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