I Knew This Satellite Photo of Earth from Space Looked Familiar

WIRED – NASA released this incredible new high-res image of the Earth, taken by the recently launched Earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP.

The image, which centers on North and Central America, has been nicknamed “Blue Marble 2012″ after the famous “Blue Marble” image (below) taken during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The original Blue Marble, featuring the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, is one of the most well recognized photographs of all time.

How sick is that? If you see that amazing photo of earth from space… and don’t think of the Men in Black closing credits where the giant alien is playing marbles with galaxies… you’re just weird.


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