See a Full View of the Earth Every Day with NASA's New Site

Shaunacy Ferro

NASA is adding to its repertoire of stunning images of Earth. Earlier this week, the space agency launched DSCOVR: EPIC, a new home online for images from the DSCOVR mission’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera. 

DSCOVR, the Deep Space Climate Observatory, is a satellite run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designed to study solar winds and their impact on Earth. Every day, NASA will upload at least 12 new color images of Earth from the previous 12 to 36 hours. The images are composed of three different photos in order to create a higher-quality image. The camera takes 10 different images at a time, each with a different wavelength of light (only the red, blue, and green images are used to create color photos). To capture the brightness of Earth’s sunlit side, the shutter speed is set to a rapid 20–100 milliseconds. 

See today’s images of Earth here

[h/t: Gizmag]