DISCOVR: A Truly EPIC Photograph

By dinahhillsdon

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Nasa’s new deep space satellite DISCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) last week released the first image taken of Earth taken by their Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, aptly named ‘EPIC’.

Majestically detailed in over one million pixel resolution it’s a giant leap for mankind since the first image taken twenty five years ago back in 1990 by Voyager; one pixel capturing Earth from 3.7 billion miles away.

Source: Nasa

EPIC is a four mega pixel CCD camera and telescope and the extraordinarily high-res image according to NASA was generated as a result of three separately taken photographs. Captured in …read more

Via: Fotolia

    

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