03 Feb '12, 11pm

Earth, Behind the Scenes [image] #NASA

People love images of the disk and globe of Earth. In the last week of January 2012, one of our NASA science colleagues, Norman Kuring, took some fresh data from the newest Earth-observing satellite, projected it on a disk, and voila...three million people viewed the image in a week. The wave of interest is still spreading across the Internet and social media. Have you ever considered how these images get made? The image above, of Earth’s eastern hemisphere, was built from data collected by the Suomi NPP satellite, which flies in a polar orbit at an altitude of 824 kilometers (512 miles). The perspective of this new image, however, is from 12,743 kilometers (7,918 miles) above a point at 10 degrees South latitude and 45 degrees East longitude. Kuring managed to “step back” from Earth by combining data from six separate orbits Suomi NPP made on January 23, 2012. The natural...

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Earth, Behind the Scenes

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Feb '12, 11pm

People love images of the disk and globe of Earth. In the last week of January 2012, one of our NASA science colleagues, N...

#NASA has posted another gorgeous high-res view of Earth. (Click on the image to be wowed!)

#NASA has posted another gorgeous high-res view...

ecorazzi.com 03 Feb '12, 4pm

“Compiled by NASA Goddard scientist Norman Kuring, this image has the perspective of a viewer looking down from 7,918 mile...

Archives: Image of the Day - For Traffic and Social Engagment

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Rhodes, Greece [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Feb '12, 11pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

Rhodes, Greece: High-resolution images such as ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Feb '12, 11pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

Rhodes, Greece : Image of the Day #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Feb '12, 3pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

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

NASA Releases Image of Earth in Stunning HD Tha...

treehugger.com 26 Jan '12, 5pm

NASA Goddard Photo and Video /CC BY 2.0 While the general shape and layout of Earth has been known for centuries, images o...

Majorca, Spain [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Feb '12, 11pm

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Where on Earth is this? Become a geographical detective & locate this mystery image from space. Quiz: http://t.co/wpVb6cWc

Where on Earth is this? Become a geographical d...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Feb '12, 11pm

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Video: Behind The Scenes With Nick Watney

golfdigest.com 06 Feb '12, 9pm

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NASA Image Shows New York City-Sized Glacier About to Split from Antarctica

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treehugger.com 03 Feb '12, 8pm

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The 17 Biggest Buddhas on Earth rt @EnviroGraffiti

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The Buddha, Quan Yin & Matreya The following is factual whether one had come across it, believe it, know it, agree with it...

Jes MaHarry: Bringing Awareness to the Earth through Design via @feelgoodstyle

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feelgoodstyle.com 31 Jan '12, 5pm

Jewelry designer Jes MaHarry says that her inspiration has always come from the life in and around her – beginning with he...