A Gigantic High-Resolution Photo of Earth

Earth_webCourtesy of planet--earth.ca

On May 10, Gizmodo posted this 122-megapixel picture they call the single highest resolution photo of earth. Not long ago, NASA made a spectacular high-resolution image of earth by combining multiple photos. The single picture above was taken by the Electro-L, a geo-stationary Russian satellite that hovers 22,370 miles away from the equator and snaps a photo every 30 minutes. Each pixel in the photo represents roughly 0.62 of a mile.

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