You have never seen the entire North Pole, not until now...
This is a unique photo showing for the first time the entire Artic region.
We have previously only been able to view parts of the North Pole, but in this very special version of the Blue Marble image much more can be seen.
Can you see your country on the image?
Actually, this is not a single photo, as 15 orbits of the Suomi NPP satellite were required satellite to collect enough images to comprise the
whole North Pole to the level of detail needed.
The Suomi NPP is considered NASA's next-generation satellite that will eventually take over for the aging Earth Observing System.
Suomi NPP, which is operated in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, orbits Earth 14 times each day.
In this image you can see a number of countries and continents.
The whole of Europe, a part of Northern Africa, the entire Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and almost all of Asia, plus Greenland and N
orth America can be found on this amazing photo!
Fifteen orbits of the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the VIIRS instrument enough time (and longitude) to gather the pixels
for this synthesized view of Earth showing the Arctic, Europe, and Asia.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Suomi NPP
On January 4, 2012, VIIRS instrument also took the beautiful Blue Marble image of the Earth.
Wonderful Mobile Astronomy Apps For All Stargazers!
It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced backyard astronomer.
It's never too late to become interested in astronomy and these superb applications can help you in your stargazing pursuits.
We have put together a selection of some wonderful applications for you mobile or ipad.
Many of the applications are free and you will be amazed how beautiful they are!
Earth Beautiful Appearance Captured By Russian Satellite
This amazingly beautiful photos captured by Electro-L are derived from the highest resolution images ever taken of Earth!
Electro-L was launched on January 20, 2011.
It operates in geostationary orbit, a circular orbit 36,000 kilometers above the Earth's equator,
following the direction of the Earth's rotation.
Stunning Satellite Photos Show America As Never Seen Before!
Incredible new satellite photos show America as you have never seen it before!
These stunning images reveal what the country looks like from the skies.
You can clearly see how the nation's transport and communication infrastructures work to power the vast nation on a daily basis.
Auroras On Alien Worlds Can Be Stunningly Beautiful
Auroras on Earth are stunning to watch, but have you ever wondered what they might look like on other planets?
We took a journey to some alien worlds to find out what auroras look like there. There is no doubt that extraterrestrial
auroras can be very beautiful on other places in the Universe, and sometimes this light show can be very unique.
Fantastic Images Of Man-Made Clouds
A Result Of ATREX Mission
Early in the morning on March 27, 2012, NASA launched 5 small rockets from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Each rocket released a chemical tracer that created milky, white clouds at the edge of space. Some of these man- made clouds were truly amazing!
These rockets were part of the anomalous transport rocket experiment or ATREX mission, which is studying high altitude winds.