Topic: Earth




The First True-Color Shot of Earth Taken by Himawari-8

This remarkably detailed image is the first true-color shot taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite. From a distance of 22,240 miles (35,790km), the satellite shows what our planet looks like before any filters..



The Top of the Atmosphere

Atmospheric gases scatter blue wavelengths of visible light more than other wavelengths, giving the Earth’s visible edge a blue halo. At higher and higher altitudes, the atmosphere becomes so thin that it essentially ceases to..


First View of Earth from Moon

The world’s first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking..


Earth at Night

This remarkably complete view of Earth at night is a composite of cloud-free, nighttime images. The images were collected during April and October 2012 by the Suomi-NPP satellite from polar orbit about 824 kilometers (512 miles) above..


Earth Art From Space

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman shared this image of Yosemite via his twitter account this morning. Wiseman later tweeted: “We cranked up our #Soyuz this morning and test fired all the thrusters. Everything worked flawlessly –..


Moon and Earth from Chang’e 5-T1

Described at times as a big blue marble, from some vantage points Earth looks more like a small blue marble. Such was the case in this iconic image of the Earth and Moon system taken by the Chang’e 5-T1 mission last week. The..


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