‘Black Marble’  (Courtesy NASA) NASA unveiled a new view of our world today. Black Marble is a new high-resolution image that shows the entire surface of the Earth at night. The image is a stitched-together composite constructed from multiple images taken by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite as it made over 300 orbits of the planet. The images were then assembled and overlaid onto NASA's already-existing Blue Marble composite to produce this picture. Dec 5, 2012.

‘Black Marble’ (Courtesy NASA) NASA unveiled a new view of our world today. Black Marble is a new high-resolution image that shows the entire surface of the Earth at night. The image is a stitched-together composite constructed from multiple images taken by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite as it made over 300 orbits of the planet. The images were then assembled and overlaid onto NASA's already-existing Blue Marble composite to produce this picture. Dec 5, 2012.

black dark marble nasa earth at night (3)

black dark marble nasa earth at night (3)

Earth at Night 2012: Hemisphere Views

Earth at Night 2012: Hemisphere Views

black dark marble nasa earth at night (1)

black dark marble nasa earth at night (1)

NASA just published some lovely photos of planet Earth at night. The images are made possible by a new sensor, the day-night band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which can detect even the dim glow of a single ship in the middle of the ocean.

NASA's "Black Marble" Photos of Earth At Night

NASA just published some lovely photos of planet Earth at night. The images are made possible by a new sensor, the day-night band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which can detect even the dim glow of a single ship in the middle of the ocean.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and jets. These objects illuminate the region, creating a truly dramatic scene.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and jets. These objects illuminate the region, creating a truly dramatic scene.

City Lights of Africa, Europe and the Middle East

City Lights of Africa, Europe and the Middle East

City Lights of Asia and Australia

City Lights of Asia and Australia

Good night from #space. Buona notte dallo spazio.

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Good night from #space. Buona notte dallo spazio.

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