Earth  ID: 30002

NPP Blue Marble

A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

Suomi NPP is NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.

Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.

For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2159.html


Credits

Norman Kuring (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

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Mission:
Suomi NPP

Keywords:
SVS >> True Color
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> NPP
NASA Science >> Earth