Seeing the ice advance and retreat is strangely hypnotic
By Tim Barribeau on August 12, 2013
NASA's "Blue Marble" series of images have been some of the most iconic images of the Earth that have ever been produced. And thanks to the open nature of photography produced by the space agency, people can take these images and do some incredible things with them — like visualization expert John Nelson and his "a Breathing Earth".
Composite of images from Polar-orbiting satellite creates the first full view of the earth from northern vantage point.
By Kathleen Davis on June 20, 2012
From the first Blue Marble image--a photo taken by the Apollo 17 crew on December 7, 1972, at a distance of nearly 3,000 miles, we’ve been captivated of pictures of our planet from vantage points that we will never get to see for ourselves.
Last week we posted about NASA's incredibly beautiful -- and fairly enormous -- image of the earth as seen from space. Now, because of how much interest the first photo has generated, they have released another image showing the other side of the planet.
NASA has released another "Blue Marble" shot of Earth, one they're calling the "Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth"
By Tim Barribeau on January 26, 2012
A "Blue Marble" photograph is one released by NASA showing the entire globe of the Earth from space, and has become one of the organization's hallmarks. First shot in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17, NASA released updated versions in 2002, 2004, 2005, and now a new one.