The New Big Blue Marble

It's a massive and richly detailed update on an icon taken by the crew of Apollo 17 at a distance of about 28,000 miles. (For comparion's sake, the ISS orbits at an altitude of less than 280 miles.)

The full sized retake, taken by the Earth observation satellite Suomi NPP, is enormous but well worth the time to download. It's simply gorgeous.


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