Top 10 Awe Inspiring NASA Photos

Blue Marble 2012

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Like any great movie, “The Blue Marble” picture received its long-overdue remake forty years later.  Even though the official image shows the Americas (can you blame them?), NASA was a good sport and released a sister photo of theeastern hemisphere. The difference between this picture and its predecessor is that “The Blue Marble 2012” is a composite image. What you see before you is the ultimate result of compiling data from the Suomi NPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite. The data used for the image was a result of six full orbits of the earth and stands as one of the best quality images of Earth to this date—a feat worthy of its predecessor.