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.