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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth! A Spectacular "Blue Marble"

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

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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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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