Big Blue Marble
July 19, 2003 9:20 AM   Subscribe

The Blue Marble... true color global imagery at 1km resolution.
posted by crunchland (14 comments total)
Pure propaganda. Only a lunatic would still believe that the world is round.
posted by bradth27 at 9:33 AM on July 19, 2003

Good stuff, crunchy...great pix.
posted by davidmsc at 9:51 AM on July 19, 2003

Excellent link, but it was first spotted here a little over a year back.
posted by riffola at 10:06 AM on July 19, 2003

Hey, I think I can see my house from here!
posted by fatbobsmith at 10:22 AM on July 19, 2003

argh. I searched for the root url (which is identical) and everything.
posted by crunchland at 10:24 AM on July 19, 2003

I wasn't around for the original post, nor have I seen this amazing site before; thanks, crunchland.
posted by nemesis at 2:14 PM on July 19, 2003

it was first spotted here

Yeah, but did they offer 21600x21600 pixel images for download back then?

I wonder if I can print that with corresponding resolution...
posted by azazello at 2:34 PM on July 19, 2003

It's a new link to me, and it's fantastic. Really beautiful pictures. I think I'll re-size one and use it as a desktop pic. Thanks, crunchland.
posted by swerve at 2:43 PM on July 19, 2003

Beautiful sparkling ball of wonderment. Too bad we're too busy shitting on it to take care of it properly :(
posted by zarah at 3:47 PM on July 19, 2003

There are lots of things on the planet that seen from space fill me with awe and wonder. It can be lights from cities, the barrier reef, the fact that the weather people aren't lying to us and their maps look the same as the things seen from space. Somehow though, the Grand Canyon just looks disappointing.
posted by vbfg at 6:24 PM on July 19, 2003

[this is good]. western hemisphere on vdesk1, eastern on vdesk2.

posted by shadow45 at 8:06 PM on July 19, 2003

Beautiful. A few things amazed me - the shots of Beijing and Tokyo. I sat there for a few seconds trying to work out where two of the world's greatest cities where in the images before I saw the kind of pathetic spidery brown smudges. Also the amazing variation in colours in the Antarctic ice, and the beautiful reds of Australia's deserts. Captivating stuff.
posted by Jimbob at 9:23 PM on July 19, 2003

Wow this is superb, I haven't seen this before. Thanks Crunchland.
posted by chrid at 7:01 AM on July 20, 2003

I really like this site :).
posted by plep at 12:57 PM on July 21, 2003

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