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Uploaded: 10/11/07 8:01 PM GMT
Twin Blue Marbles
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A day’s clouds. The shape and texture of the land. The living ocean. City lights as a beacon of human presence across the globe. This beautiful view of Earth from space is a fusion of science and art. Drawing on data from multiple satellite missions collected over 13 years, a team of NASA scientists and graphic artists created layers of global data for everything from the land surface, to polar sea ice, to the light reflected by the chlorophyll in the billions of microscopic plants that grow in the ocean.

Credit: NASA, MODIS AQUA/TERRA.

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::jswgpb
10/11/07 8:13 PM GMT
Great job Phil, get another from them and I'll wave this time. LOL
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+ppigeon
10/12/07 10:05 AM GMT
I like the tiny blue atmospher around the Earths. "All I need is the air that I breathe..." :-)
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&philcUK
10/12/07 10:09 AM GMT
Yes – the attention to detail is very good – the atmosphere is apparently part of the artists input as it is airbrushed on to finish off the whole effect. Reading the full descriptions on NASA’s blue marble site it is incredible the amount of data that has gone into these renderings – many, many layers of different kinds of data including weather satellite data, topography mapping by shuttle and ISS astronauts etc.
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.Tomeast
10/13/07 11:19 PM GMT
The attention to detail is evident here and in most all of the other images..
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::verenabloo
10/25/07 7:10 AM GMT
Oh my....this gives me shivers up my spine...it is such an amazing amount of colours and feelings. Detail indeed...its really magnificient...thanx for showing this..verena
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.J_E_F
07/01/10 10:47 PM GMT
Looks like it was raining where I live.

Facinating image though. Makes you think.
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10s for everyone in the VB today!

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