Monday, May 14, 2012

Earth from Space in 121 megapixels

From Russia with love, we have this spectacular images of the earth taken from a geo-stationary satellite called Elektro-L No.1, orbiting above the Indian ocean.

With a camera that combines three visible and one infrared wavelengths in one shot, we get this 121 megapixel single shot of the planet, the best resolution yet for a single image. We also get some weird, warped colors because of this: the vegetation looks reddish instead of green. Don't worry, the trees are still there.

More high resolution images at Planet Earth

1 comment:

  1. "Don't worry the trees are still there" - Yeah, I really hope we grow more in light of the horrible disfigurement of the Earth by us
    Such a pretty planet