Thursday, January 03, 2013

Pictures from Space

[Thanks to Henry]

Pictures from Space, Time feature.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft produced this glorious backlit view of Saturn and its diaphanous rings, taken while the spacecraft was in the planet's shadow.

A satellite view of The Americas at night. The image was made up by data collected by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. According to NASA, 312 orbits were required in order to get a clear shot of each parcel of the Earth's surface. Additionally, the image shows Hurricane Sandy making landfall over New Jersey, USA, on Oct. 29 2012.

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