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Russia presents highest resolution image of Earth
Fox News ^ | May 15, 2012

Posted on 05/15/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT by EveningStar

MOSCOW – A Russian satellite has captured what is thought to be the highest resolution picture of our planet ever taken from space.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; earth
Good picture along with a nice video
1 posted on 05/15/2012 8:08:38 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
A Foxnews.com story without the word "mom?"

Oh wait, the word "mom" appears 5 times on the page, just in links to other stories.

2 posted on 05/15/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: EveningStar

Gorgeous image.....truly.

Wonder if there is a full, non-cropped version around....????


3 posted on 05/15/2012 8:16:15 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: EveningStar

Sigh.

I remember when the U.S. had a space program.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: sig226; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

ping


5 posted on 05/15/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

thanks


6 posted on 05/15/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2111USMC

We still have a space program. Unfortunately all of the satellites are called drones and are going to be used to spy on us.

I remember when we had an even more precious thing called FREEDOM!


7 posted on 05/15/2012 8:39:25 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: RightOnline
best I could do...


8 posted on 05/15/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Sure appreciate the effort....but it’s so large, virtually half of it now is cut off. Dang. I want the whole banana for my desktop........


9 posted on 05/15/2012 8:56:08 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

I can resize...

what is the pixel width and height of your monitor at the screen resolution you are use’n?


10 posted on 05/15/2012 9:02:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

You’re a champ.

Not sure of pixel height/depth...but it’s a 24” flat panel Viewsonic running 1920x1080 res.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Then the problem is the viewing properties of your browser.

The pic is only 1596 x 918

Save the pic and then set it as wallpaper...see what happens.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 9:23:33 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Well, still looks exactly as you posted it above.....but damn it’s gorgeous as a desktop (even if it’s only half the earth).

What I need is the original version they published, uncropped. I can resize, change, res, etc. easily if needed. Have you found that? The image in the original post is missing a good chunk of the Southern hemisphere.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 9:32:56 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Oh heck, Do ya think I’m Google Earth or something?

I was just doing graphics with what I could snatch a screen cap of the video...

If ya find it tho...let me know!


14 posted on 05/15/2012 9:38:10 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

LOL.....no; was just curious if you had stumbled across the original is all. If I find it, I’ll post a link here and we can all have fun with it.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 9:44:15 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: EveningStar; 2111USMC; SunkenCiv
Russian weather and photo satellite, eh?

"Fly me to the moon"

16 posted on 05/15/2012 11:06:01 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: EveningStar
Stephen Wright used to have a map of the United States that was actual size. The scale in the lower left hand corner read;"1 mile = 1 mile".

Last summer he folded it.

17 posted on 05/15/2012 11:18:41 PM PDT by uglybiker (BACON!!)
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To: RightOnline
Here is a work around. Go to Gigapan of Earth Photo

Then click on 'full screen button on left (a box with four arrows). Adjust the zoom as needed . Then press PrintScrn. Finally you need to paste it into a graphics program to save as a jpg or a bmp or what ever you need for your operating system.

18 posted on 05/15/2012 11:33:55 PM PDT by grayeagle
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To: EveningStar

OK, good shot of the Indian Ocean, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Russia etc.

Where is the one of the United States? Oh, never mind, we don’t get one do we? We don’t have a space program anymore do we? We just spy on our citizens don’t we?

Somehow role reversal with Russia comes to mind.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 12:14:58 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101; grayeagle; NYTexan

Check this one out....I like it even better:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6760135001/sizes/l/in/photostream/

I selected “Large 1024”....then right click on it, select “Set as Desktop Background” (I’m using Win 7).

Stunning.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 1:56:00 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Better, thanks.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 6:38:07 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: EveningStar; Yehuda; KevinDavis; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; ...

Thanks EveningStar & Yehuda.

An “extra, extra” ping to the APoD list members.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EveningStar

Wonderful! I LOVE these kind of pics. Thank You for the ping. :-)


23 posted on 05/16/2012 2:13:08 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: RightOnline; NYTexan
I want the whole banana for my desktop ...


24 posted on 05/16/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

sigh....................thank you, I DO appreciate your efforts, too......but it’s half a planet. I’ve tried several ways to capture the full planet image at a decent resolution and haven’t been happy with any of the results.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 5:47:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: EveningStar; SunkenCiv
PIX OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
26 posted on 05/16/2012 6:24:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RightOnline

27 posted on 05/17/2012 7:01:11 AM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

Very cool!! Much better!! :)


28 posted on 05/17/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: martin_fierro

Oooh, nice!


29 posted on 05/18/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: martin_fierro; EveningStar; IDontLikeToPayTaxes; RightOnline; 2111USMC; GeronL; 43north; NYTexan; ..
Thanks ; martin_fierro!

Thanks martin fierro!
(blows up to full size in a new tab or new window, just click on it. Source is Universe Today)


30 posted on 05/18/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; martin_fierro

Right click that puppy, select “Set as Desktop Background”....voila.

Beautiful. Thank you.


31 posted on 05/18/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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