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Most Detailed Earth Pictures Produced by Russian Satellite (video)
15.05.2012 14:06
Most Detailed Earth Pictures Produced by Russian Satellite (video)

The Russian weather satellite “Elektro-L No.1” has provided 121-megapixel pictures of the Earth, the most detailed photographs in the history of space exploration. The pictures have caused international respect and admiration.

      Earlier, the photographs of our planet had been produced by NASA satellite during the orbital flight. The satellite created a lot of images of the planet's surface, which were later gathered into a whole picture.

      Unlike NASA's images, the Russian satellite has made 121-megapixel pictures that capture the Earth in one shot. Located in a geostationary orbit at an altitude of 35,000 kilometers above the Indian Ocean, «Elektro-L No1” receives an image of a whole hemisphere every 30 minutes.

      The photographs are of 1km/pixel resolution.

      As the camera aboard the Russian meteorological satellite combines data from three visible and one infrared wavelengths of light, the Earth's vegetation appears in red color in the shot.

      The researcher James Drake used more than 350 images to create a video that shows one day in the life of the planet.

      Source: AiF.

        Video made from beautiful pictures from Russian weather satellite.


      
      
      
      

Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian science Russian space exploration satellite   

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