Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
EARTH’S EPIC SELFIE MOMENT
1million km Distance from which Nasa captured this image of Earth
SUNLIT SIDE OF EARTH Nasa has captured the first image of the sunlit side of Earth from a distance of 1 million kilometres, which prompted US President Barack Obama to tweet about the need to protect the ‘only planet we have’.
THE COLOUR images of Earth from Nasa’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite are generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image.
THE IMAGE clicked on July 6 clearly shows desert sand structures, river systems and complex cloud patterns, Nasa said.
OBAMA REACTS: “Just got this new blue marble photo from @NASA. A beautiful reminder that we need to protect the only planet we have,” BARACK OBAMA tweeted on his official account @POTUS.