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Planet Earth by James Tyrwhitt-Drake

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Taken by
James Tyrwhitt-Drake James Tyrwhitt-Drake
Explore score
1.12 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 17, 2012
Date taken
Apr 19, 2012

The Highest Resolution Image of our Planet

Gigapan Comments (10)

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  1. coolperson54321

    coolperson54321 (July 13, 2012, 04:47PM )

    Where in the World is this GigaPan? HA!

  2. James Tyrwhitt-Drake

    James Tyrwhitt-Drake (May 16, 2012, 03:07PM )

    Tiny changes in the orientation of the satellite relative to the Earth may account for the other aberrations. The orbit is good, but not perfect.

  3. James Tyrwhitt-Drake

    James Tyrwhitt-Drake (May 16, 2012, 03:04PM )

    I think the images in different wavelengths are taken sequentially (a bottleneck in writing data) and the clouds move between the time two images are taken. You will notice that the aberration is greater for clouds than for land.

  4. Paul Heckbert

    Paul Heckbert (May 16, 2012, 02:59PM )

    Cool image! But what's the cause of the mis-alignment of colors? the picture would look a lot sharper if the color channels were better aligned.

  5. bastian74

    bastian74 (May 16, 2012, 02:56PM )

    How do you send a camera into orbit but not be able to align the color layers? The CA, it hurts!

  6. Target

    Target (May 15, 2012, 05:11PM )

    How to download this full-size image?

  7. cclarkson

    cclarkson (May 15, 2012, 09:56AM )

    @skogenik: Actually, that is Sri Lanka. It's near the Maldives, but not actually part of them.

  8. skogenik

    skogenik (May 14, 2012, 04:48PM )

    re: What is this; That is the main pear shaped island of the Maldives.

  9. someloginthatis

    someloginthatis (May 14, 2012, 12:39PM )

    LOL. If you zoom in and then out this image looks like tectonic drift.

  10. XT38

    XT38 (May 14, 2012, 10:51AM )

    How to download this full-size image?

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