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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default A Photograph of the Earth At Night in Black Marble



BBC (NASA Image): This spectacular night-time view of Earth is called Black Marble.

"It has been assembled from a series of cloud-free images acquired by one of the most capable satellites in the sky today - the Suomi spacecraft. The platform was launched by the US last year, principally to deliver critical meteorological data."




BBC (NASA Image): London in Black Marble!


The Black Marble dataset shows off one of Suomi's key innovations: the low-light sensitivity of its VIIRS instrument" Read more here.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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That certainly looks impressive! Makes one envy those few who have had and will be having the chance to admire that view with their own eyes.

The name of the spacecraft is very becoming for today, December 6th, the independence day of Finland. Here's the story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verner_E._Suomi
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:16 PM
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What a wonderful view of a wonderful world we call home.

Thanks for bringing this image to our attention.
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