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The Most Detailed 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Is Shot By Russian Satellites

The Most Detailed 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Is Shot By Russian Satellites

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There are many beautiful NASA-provided “Blue Marble” photographs of the Planet, but we have recently encountered a different perspective thanks to the photos taken by the Russian Satellite Elektro-L No.1. This perspective is quite different from the images taken by NASA, the Russian weather satellite Elektro-L No.1 generated 121-megapixel images that capture spectacular views of the Earth.

The Most Detailed 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Is Shot By Russian Satellites

Instead of a series of photos from various flybys stitched together, it captured the stunning view of earth in one shot. The effect is the highest-resolution solitary image of Earth.

The image definitely appears different from what we are used to seeing, and the reason behind this is the sensor added data from three observable and one infrared wavelength of light to the weather satellite chains, a technique that turns vegetation into the color of rust that overlooks the shot.

The satellite took images every 30 minutes over the Indian Ocean from a single point over 35,000 kilometres, which was then combined to create videos by educator James Drake to show a day in the life of the planet. He used 350 full-resolution images taken from the Russian Earth Operational Monitoring Research Centre.

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