From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


EARTH FROM SPACE

In 2005 NASA created the 'Blue Marble: Next Generation', a composite of images from several satellites showing the land, sea, cloud cover and night-time lights of our planet. This view is centred on the North Atlantic Ocean, with the Americas to the left and Europe and Africa to the right where the shadow of night is punctuated by city lights. Seen from space, the defining feature of our planet is its blue colour.

Credit: Image created by Reto Stöckli for the NASA GSFC Earth Observatory.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.