Wallpaper Monday: Blue Marble

Blue Marble

This has been all over the astronomy/geek blogs since NASA released it last Thursday. It shows the potential of NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite, the Suomi NPP, which photographed sections of the Earth on 4 January. The high resolution sections were then composited into a seamless single image which just happens to make a glorious wallpaper. Isn’t it great when hard science produces something beautiful in the process? When it comes to astronomy, that seems to happen more often than not.

The resolution on this image is staggering. If you head over to the NASA Image Gallery, you can download several file sizes, including the full one — which is a whopping 17.2 MB.

So, you know, click that link to emplanetize.

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Socialist heathen and Mac-using writer who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to Wallpaper Monday: Blue Marble

  1. Ana_ñ says:

    I am here because I like to express often my appreciation (I know I am tedious) and I enjoyed all these last posts, as always. In addition, I wanted to say that my blue marblified monitor looks stunning!

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