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Uploaded: 08/06/03 2:20 AM GMT
Earth in True Color
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If you could take away all the clouds and take a perfect picture of the Earth, well, this is it. Credit goes to NASA, and image is in public domain.

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camerahound
08/06/03 2:43 AM GMT
This is very cool. I've seen it with the original rendering, but this is much easier to interpret. Thanks!
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trisweb
08/06/03 2:44 AM GMT
No problem! I love both this and the "Earth at night" which is the same but at night, with all the lights and things... very cool.
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chris_f2005
08/06/03 5:44 PM GMT
Except this pic is a lil flatter than earth right lol. Good job Nasa. :)
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A.K.A. "Champ"
phoenixashes
08/12/03 4:09 PM GMT
thats cool! and the flatness just sortof idk it doesnt hurt the image thats for sure :)
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"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
Hroethbert
08/29/03 11:08 AM GMT
What are those white spots in the Southern Ocean? Icebergs or illegal Patogonean Tooth Fish fishing ships? Very cool image!
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trocoeur69
09/29/03 6:39 PM GMT
Very nice but why so flat... I've seen a s...
on your picture, it's my country... Belgium
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caesurae
10/27/03 6:08 PM GMT
Ah, very cool to see the green areas vs. the dry. I didn't realise green was in the majourity ubtil this picture.. (well.. minus the snowy bits!)

- caesurae
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bananas
10/30/03 10:03 PM GMT
cooool
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Michali
11/11/03 3:16 PM GMT
I wish they would not have cut out the water in the oceans. It would have looked a lot more prettier if the land was surrounded by the light blue water rather than that dark blue fill-in.
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trisweb
11/12/03 9:06 AM GMT
"I wish they would not have cut out the water in the oceans. It would have looked a lot more prettier if the land was surrounded by the light blue water rather than that dark blue fill-in."

Actually, that is the real color of the ocean. Hence the name, "Earth in True Color." It's good to remember the scale of the image -- even though you might see blue water for a few hundred feet when you look out to sea, that translates to an unnoticable distance on this picture. However, you can see some of the more tropical areas have that beautiful crystal-clear sandy-bottom water which is a bright turquoise color. (Take a look at the bahamas, for instance) :-)

But yeah, I didn't edit this image whatsoever. I just stuck it on a background the same color as the ocean to make the top look a little better than the bottom.

And, Hroethbert: the "white spots in the Southern Ocean" are indeed icebergs. One of them even shows its path over the several exposures, probably left there to compensate for weather. :-)

~Tristan
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mystix_sea
11/13/03 3:33 PM GMT
It's a great image. I love pics of the Earth. I think it would be really cool if you could see the areas with heavy population though. Just a thought.
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trisweb
11/15/03 5:13 AM GMT
Yeah, that would be cool. Try the "Earth at Night" picture. It's lit up with population. If I haven't posted it already, I will.
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hankforcefield
11/21/03 9:38 PM GMT
This image is beautiful, it just shows the natural beauty of this great orb that we inhabit. It is a pity that we don't treat it very well.
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nanomatrix
11/24/03 4:30 AM GMT
Legendary bit of composite imagery
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kileychristine
12/26/03 6:28 PM GMT
This caught my eye on the front page when I entered. Thanks for uploading it so I can download it. I hope I got my ups and downs in the correct order. Chaos sometimes reigns.
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Archerzz
03/31/04 1:04 AM GMT
Really cool picture i did not realize that the earth was that green
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troyboy14k
04/15/04 4:48 AM GMT
I've been looking for a picture like this!
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tgsgirl
06/01/04 8:21 AM GMT
"However, you can see some of the more tropical areas have that beautiful crystal-clear sandy-bottom water which is a bright turquoise color."

There's a bit of that same colour way up north in Canada. Strange

But, really lovely image. It's great to say the beautiful earth like this
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Stuffed animals are always right
trisweb
06/01/04 9:12 PM GMT
Just wanted to say that you might have seen this very image in the hit blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow," which is a fun movie if you haven't seen it.
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Fiat Lux
madmats
06/02/04 9:08 PM GMT
Earth IS flat!
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mystic_january
06/26/04 7:06 PM GMT
i could swear that ive seen this picture while surfing the net before, I agree its nice though, ill give you that much.
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-Amanda-"The essential quality of life is living, the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution, and we are part of it."
mystic_january
06/26/04 7:09 PM GMT
:P maybe it was at that NASA site lol im not sure. :S well high marks from me because it is a really nice picture
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-Amanda-"The essential quality of life is living, the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution, and we are part of it."
scionlord
10/15/04 10:03 AM GMT
nice
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"Feel free to point, stare, and talk amongst yourselves."
stuffnstuff
01/04/05 9:29 PM GMT
"It's the nicest weather earth has ever had..." (said in an annoying tone). No, not you or the image, just a quote from Mystery Science Theater 3000 during the entry logo. :-) It is pretty cool, although I REALLY think it was taken during the summer or something, because Minnesota doesn't look like that much of the year. Nice post!
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-those who hit rock bottom are too concerned with self pity to realize that they are lying on an anvil- Psalm 66:10, Job 10:8
TauthRaedail
01/19/05 4:46 PM GMT
Alaska's green. O-O

This is really cool. I can see my house from here.
It's kinda funny how you can't even see the tiniest sign of human population. Not even a speck of anything indicating New York or LA or anything like that. Real neat.
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Fly.
miner_dad
04/20/05 10:12 PM GMT
hoping all this lasts for ever! very nicely done
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miner_dad
04/21/05 3:01 PM GMT
got to love this pic,i keep coming back to view it
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.hernoor
02/05/06 9:33 PM GMT
beautiful.. and so clear..
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Live like there is no tomorrow. When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything - Doc Brown
.cecefleur
06/17/06 3:30 PM GMT
fantastic, super, awesome!!!
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Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death. Kahlil Gibran
MockingbirdBon
07/29/06 5:39 AM GMT
oh I really like this one!! Save it for sure.
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.curiousgeorge57
01/31/08 10:28 PM GMT
Interesting how you can't see a shred of human buildings or cities. Great work.
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Life is far too important to be taken seriously. -Oscar Wilde

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