121-Megapixel Photo of Earth Also Has a Time Lapse Video
May 15, 2012 09:52
Wow. It's earth. And its the largest single shot photo of our planet that's ever been taken. This image is a single shot taken from 22,369 miles away by Russian weather satellite Elektro-I, No 1.
But the colors on this 121 megapixel photo look different from the ones on NASA's photos of Earth. The satellite combines visible and infrared wavelengths of light, and its used to see plants, which is why some parts of Earth seem to be more rusty brown than it would be green instead.
Check out a time-lapse video of Earth’s northern hemisphere taken by Elektro-L below.
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