View of the earth at night from space station

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  1. TheBigPayback

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    http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/2012/12/05/earth-at-night/?mod=e2tw

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    NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released new composite satellite images of the Earth at night today.

    These composite images are composed of satellite images taken in April and October of this year by the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, which launched last year. The image was made possible by the satellite’s “day-night band” sensor of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight. It took the satellite 312 orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to capture a clear image of every portion of Earth’s land surface and islands.


    Crazy. we live in a marble. formed from an explossion of a chenical reaction of nothing
    having exactly the right conditions of nothingness that it created...everything.

    Goodness..People that believe in God sure are stupid./sarcasim
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  2. Alias3000

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    I can see your fat ass mom from here.
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  3. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    ive seen the space station go overhead around 4 times, it moves fast as fuck

    only takes around 90 mins to circle the earth... thats pretty damn fast
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  4. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    pic is shopped
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  5. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    well the pic payback posted is obviously not from the space station, its much too close to get such a distant view of earth

    infact the article he posted isnt even about the space station

    its about satellites



    the old bait and switch
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  6. Coup d'état

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    where are the satellite composite photos? I'd like to see them.
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