Images from the Envistat satellite.
March 4, 2012 12:16 PM   Subscribe

10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from Space.

"Ten years ago on March 1, the European Space Agency launched an 8-ton satellite called Envisat that would deliver back to Earth some of the most beautiful images of our planet taken from space.

Since then, Envisat has orbited Earth more than 50,000 times and has lived twice as long as planned.

The satellite has more than seven instruments on board that can use radar to see through clouds, capture ocean color and land cover, monitor the ozone layer and atmospheric pollutants, measure thermal-infrared radiation, and register surface topography." (via Wired)
posted by HuronBob (3 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Just beautiful - with more information about the images then just how pretty they are -thanks!
posted by leslies at 3:59 PM on March 4, 2012

Home sweet home.
posted by LordSludge at 4:27 PM on March 4, 2012

Amazing stuff. Thanks for posting.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:07 PM on March 4, 2012

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