A New View of Earth

A Russian weather satellite called Elektro-L has taken the highest-definition single photo of planet Earth. Taken at 121 megapixels (0.62 miles per pixel) and combining four light wave lengths, it reveals the Earth in more detail and with a wider spectrum of colors than ever before.

Go here for more pictures, movies, and zoomable images. This is the more traditional view of the plant. H/T CNET.

7 He stretches out the north over the void, and hangs the earth upon nothing. 8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them. 9 He covers the face of the moon, and spreads over it his cloud. 10 He has described a circle upon the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astounded at his rebuke. 12 By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he smote Rahab. 13 By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 14 Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways; and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:7-14

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