26 Jan '12, 5pm

NASA Releases Image of Earth in Stunning HD Thanks, @NASA

NASA Releases Image of Earth in Stunning HD Thanks, @NASA

NASA Goddard Photo and Video /CC BY 2.0 While the general shape and layout of Earth has been known for centuries, images of our planetary home still hold the power to mesmerize even today -- but chances are, you've never seen it quite like this. Recently, NASA's newly-launched satellite, Suomi NPP, beamed back what may be the most amazingly detailed photograph of Earth ever captured, offering a stunning reminder of our world's extraordinary beauty in high-definition. Click here to see the image enlarged. Set in orbit some 500 miles overhead, Suomi NPP was commissioned as an environmental observation satellite outfitted with a powerful imaging device called the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIISR), capable of producing HD images with a resolution of roughly 1 mile per pixel. After a series of passes over our planet earlier this month, the satellite returned phot...

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