Pretty Earth Pics: This Is Our Marble

This Is Your Marble

NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

In the grand tradition of the awe-inspiring "blue marble" pictures, this newest shot from NASA's recently-renamed Suomi NPP satellite is the sharpest, highest resolution picture of its kind we've ever seen. It's a composite image, combining shots taken of the Earth's surface on January 4th. It's available in a crazybig 8,000 by 8,000 pixel resolution, ideal for murals or screen-printing a large area rug.

Check it out in all its glory at NASA Goddard's Flickr stream. [via Gizmodo]