View Full Version : When was this beautiful picture taken, and by what spacecraft?

2011-Nov-13, 05:09 AM
I saw this great picture of Earth, presumably from high Earth orbit, in Time magazine. It shows the vastness of the Pacific ocean. I am really curious what spacecraft took this picture, and when it was taken. Perhaps it is a composite? Could anyone fill me in? I googled it and I couldn't find out the source.

Here is a high-res version: http://www.free-photos.biz/images/nature/earth_from_space/the_water_planet.jpg

P.S. Moderators and administrators, do forgive me if this should be in the astrophotography section. I was not sure which section was appropriate because this is a question as well as a photo. Please move it accordingly if it is inappropriate here.

2011-Nov-13, 10:01 AM
Which issue of Time magazine?


The image seems to be a composite of MODIS images, from the Terra satellite, according to that link

2011-Nov-13, 10:06 AM
Oh, well that answers it! Thank you.