We all remember the Blue Marble image by NASA that shows us our home planet in all its grandeur and beauty. Unlike NASA’s photograph which apparently is a composite of multiple images, a new photograph of planet earth has been taken by a Russian satellite called Elektro-L No.1, and this singular shot is a staggering 121 Megapixel one. There’s nothing like looking at something as immense as this to put everything minor in your life into perspective is there?

Earth’s Beauty in 121 Megapixel Shot by Russian Satellite

This image which is touted to be the clearest shot of the planet to date was taken in a single shot and that just makes it all the more impressive. The breathtaking photo was taken from a distance of 22,369 miles away by Elektro-L No.1. If you are wondering why everything seems to look brown as opposed to green, it is due to the fact that the satellite that captured the picture uses a combination of visible and infrared wavelengths of light to take the picture. As for the 2:44 minute long video embedded above for your viewing convenience, it is the time lapse video recording of the planet taken by Elektro.

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