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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth! A Spectacular "Blue Marble"

Filed under best of, pretty pictures, global views, Earth, Earth observing missions

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Earth! A Spectacular Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights). This spectacular "blue marble" image is the most detailed true-color view of Earth ever published.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Original image data dated on or about February 8, 2002

 

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