There's nothing quite like looking at the world in all its glory to put your life in perspective. Thanks to Russian tech, the weather satellite Elektro-L No. 1
has taken a single photo of the entire Earth in the largest such photo ever taken. 121-Megapixels to be exact, dwarfing even NASA's previous Blue Marble
shot, which was a montage of numerous satellite shots via the Suomi NPP Earth-watching satellite. While NASA's shot was based on the visible spectrum, the Elektro-L's covers infrared and visible wavelengths, so patches of green vegetation appear as rust-coloured areas instead.
This is one of a number of projects that have aimed to capture the Earth or various parts of the world. Paris 26 Gigapixels
was another project by photographer Arnaud Frich to view the entire city, shot in a long panorama and stitched together, totaling 26 Gigapixels in all.
The video on the side offers the time lapse of Earth's northern hemisphere through Elektro-L. Check out the website
for more photos and videos.
[Source from Mashable
and Planet Earth