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Posted: 5/14/2012 10:52:56 AM EDT




http://mashable.com/2012/05/14/121-megapixel-photo-of-earth/









Need something to put things into perspective on a Monday morning? Our suggestion: The largest single-shot photo of Earth ever taken.


Eclipsing NASA’s updated "Blue Marble” shot, which is a composite of many satellite images, this image is a single-shot taken from 22,369 miles away by Russian weather satellite Elektro-L No.1.


The colors on the 121-megapixel photo are quite different from the ones on NASA’s photos of Earth. To capture the image, the satellite combines visible and infrared wavelengths of light. Infrared light is used to see plants, which is why the parts of the Earth that would normally be green are seen as rusty brown.












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Link Posted: 5/14/2012 10:55:39 AM EDT
Neat
 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 10:59:38 AM EDT
"weather" satellite.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:00:38 AM EDT
Meh, it's chopped.



 JK, beautiful.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:03:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:03:50 AM EDT
Gives you a good idea of why some places on earth are hot!

Watching the reflection of the sun track over Africa and Indian ocean is sweet.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:10:34 AM EDT
Tagged
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:13:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


 Hittin' the sauce a little early on a Monday huh?
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:16:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 11:20:08 AM EDT by w15ly]





Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:





Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:


"weather" satellite.






don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


















 

 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:16:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ian02:
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


 Hittin' the sauce a little early on a Monday huh?


No , he's talking about the documentary 'maximum overdrive'
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:20:28 AM EDT
Zoomable link sucked ass.......

Video boring and sucked ass.....



underwhelming......
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:24:09 AM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:26:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Originally Posted By Ian02:
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


 Hittin' the sauce a little early on a Monday huh?


No , he's talking about the documentary 'maximum overdrive'


dude i was there. i was 12. my dad had a lawn service. let me tell you that was some scary shit.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:27:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By w15ly:

Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.



 
 




I remember that movie from when I was a kid. Was that really the premise?
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:34:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


I remember this event well. The only thing that saved us was sailing away on the open waters.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:36:50 AM EDT
It makes the planet look like a living, breathing thing.



Pretty cool


 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:43:12 AM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 11:59:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.


I remember this event well. The only thing that saved us was sailing away on the open waters.


i'm surprised you didn't get run over by a loose power boat.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 12:00:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By w15ly:

Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook:
"weather" satellite.


don't knock it. a russian weather satellite saved our asses back in 86 by shooting down that UFO that was making all the machines run amuck.



 
 




I remember that movie from when I was a kid. Was that really the premise?


that was how it ended after they sailed off in the boat. it wasn't shown it was like text at the end. the epilogue or whatever.

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