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A new ‘Blue Marble’

02 Feb

Eastern hemisphere (lfet) and western hemisphere of Earth from high resolution images taken by NASA.

After NASA released the Blue Marble image, it received quite a bit of response.  So much so, they released another, this focusing on the eastern hemisphere.  From NASA’s Flickr:

Responding to public demand, NASA scientists created a companion image to the wildly popular ‘Blue Marble’ released last week. This new image shows the Earth’s eastern hemisphere.

NASA reports that, according to Flickr, “The western hemisphere ‘Blue Marble’ image has rocketed up to over 3.1 milling views making it one of the all time most viewed images on the site after only one week.”

As seen in the above image, the new Blue Marble is on the left while the original Blue Marble is on the right.

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Fun, photos, randomness

 

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