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"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever," Says NASA

"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever," Says NASA | Antarctica | Scoop.it
NASA has released a new Blue Marble image, showing the United States of America. According to them, it's the "most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth ever." Blue Marble 2012 bests the 2010 edition and the original one.

 

Beautiful image...follow the link for a video of the image at a variety of scales as well as the specs and production that went into it.   There is an 8000 x 8000 pixel version as well as many lower resolution versions. 

 


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Large Waves Recorded in Arctic Ocean for First Time : DNews

Large Waves Recorded in Arctic Ocean for First Time : DNews | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Waves as tall as 29 feet were recorded in an area of the Arctic Ocean that was not long ago permanently covered in ice.
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Greenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates”

Greenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates” | Antarctica | Scoop.it
A new study just published shows that—using more accurate measurements than ever before—Greenland and Antarctica are together losing ice at incredible rates: Together, over 500 (±107) cubic kilometers of ice are melting from them every year. That means 450 billion tons of ice are lost every year, melted away into...
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Prominent Seismologist Unlocks Antarctica’s Secrets at Public Lecture | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

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Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS)

Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS) | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The central Transantarctic Mountains are a polar fastness of superlatives....
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Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS)
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The central Transantarctic Mountains are a polar fastness of superlatives: highest summit of the entire Transantarctic Mountains, Mt.
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Unforgettable: an Antarctic fur seal on an ice floe. Photo: Getty Images - Sydney Morning Herald

Unforgettable: an Antarctic fur seal on an ice floe. Photo: Getty Images - Sydney Morning Herald | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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Unforgettable: an Antarctic fur seal on an ice floe.
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Spotlight on Port Lockroy: A Living Museum & Haven for Gentoo Penguins

Spotlight on Port Lockroy: A Living Museum & Haven for Gentoo Penguins | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving "Great Mystery"

Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving "Great Mystery" | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Have archaeologists solved the mysterious loss of the Franklin expedition?
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Scot does ice bucket challenge in Antarctica

Scot does ice bucket challenge in Antarctica | Antarctica | Scoop.it
A SCOTTISH scientist has undergone the ultimate ice bucket challenge – in temperatures of minus 20C near the South Pole.
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Trillions of Tiny Plastic Pieces Reside in Arctic Ice

Trillions of Tiny Plastic Pieces Reside in Arctic Ice | Antarctica | Scoop.it
And they could be released as that lce melts
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Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton

Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
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Scott Polar Research Institute » SPRI Museum news

Scott Polar Research Institute » SPRI Museum news | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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Crossing Antarctica: photos of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition - Telegraph

Crossing Antarctica: photos of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition - Telegraph | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Striking photographs of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, taken from a new book
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This Mosaic of Satellite Images Shows Antarctica Like Never Before

This Mosaic of Satellite Images Shows Antarctica Like Never Before | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The picture above shows a top-down view of Antarctica, the freezing southern end of our planet. Except that it's not a single picture. It's a mosaic of 3,150 satellite images mashed together to form one giant image.
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This Mosaic Of Satellite Images Shows Antarctica Like Never Before

The picture above shows a top-down view of Antarctica, the freezing southern end of our planet. Except that it’s not a single picture. It’...
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Crossing Antarctica: photos of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Crossing Antarctica: photos of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic ... - Telegraph.co.uk | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Crossing Antarctica: photos of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic ...
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Was there ever an image that better defined the expression "a tight spot"?
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What It's Like To Take A $450000 Cruise Around Antarctica - Business Insider

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Bespoke tourism is all the rage these days, but Jacada Travel has taken things a step further with its Antarctic yacht tour.
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A marathon in Antarctica, truly a one-of-a-kind vacation - Boston Globe

A marathon in Antarctica, truly a one-of-a-kind vacation - Boston Globe | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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IN 1995, THOM GILLIGAN, president of Marathon Tours & Travel, staged the first Antarctica Marathon on King George Island.
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Out There: Nazis, UFO, and Antarctica (with English subtitles)

TV about what's REALLY going on.
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See the world's biggest island, now

See the world's biggest island, now | Antarctica | Scoop.it
If you want to see it in all its glory, you need to go now - before it's too late.
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Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather

Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather | Antarctica | Scoop.it
A rare disease first seen in a captive penguin chick in 2006 is showing up in the wild.
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Antarctic Food | gerardbaker.com

Antarctic Food | gerardbaker.com | Antarctica | Scoop.it
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Iceberg tsunami gone wild!

Iceberg tsunami gone wild! | Antarctica | Scoop.it
MUST SEE: Incredible footage caught on tape as a tourist records an 'iceberg tsunami' heading towards his boat in Greenland. Surprised? SHARE this post!
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