New NASA Imaging of the Earth: True Beauty

Blue Marble

A ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth taken from the 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 NPP satellite was renamed ‘Suomi NPP’ on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

Suomi NPP is NASA’s next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.

Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

The above was taken from NASA’s official site:

This is one of those images that just doesn’t require any words, but I wanted to share it with you.  Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “New NASA Imaging of the Earth: True Beauty

    • Bradley, maybe that’s a perspective we need to hold onto when viewing the earth. The possibility it could be peaceful. I’ve been one who’s guilty of always saying peace could never be possible because of human nature, but if we can feel that gazing down from a perspective that makes everything else seem small of less of a “big deal” then maybe that possibility does exist. What do you think?

  1. It’s as though being viewed in HD. isn’t it? Imagine then how God must see it – how He must of created it before populating….. But, without people it would be lonely….. even from God’s perspective. Peace? I define War as “where man stumbles on his march towards peace.” Perhaps, evenso, man is but a blight upon the earth…… in our own vanity we are found lacking when compared to nature and earth’s spendor.

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