Monday, May 9, 2011

The russians are back in the space race says Gizmodo.com

Source: http://gizmodo.com/#!5787176/this-is-the-moon-and-the-earth-like-you-have-never-seen-them-before

Commenting on the two pictures of Earth and moon.

Moon:

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2011/03/earth_moon_rotated_01.jpg


Earth:
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2011/03/earth_disk1_1.jpg


"Elektro-L is a Russian Satellite similar to GOES (the satellites that provide the cloud image loops shown on the news every night). The images posted by Gizmodo are a combination of visible and near-infrared wavelengths, so they show the Earth in a way not visible to human eyes (vegetation looks red, for example). They're not any better or worse than NASA images, but they show different things."

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