This picture is from one of the Landsat satellites, which have been taking pictures of the earth since the 1970s. In recent years the U.S. Geological Suvery has been digitally coloring the pictures in order to better differentiate elements that are visibly similar to the naked eye. What results are striking photos like the one pictured above.
NASA recently had visitors vote on the top five best images. Check them all out here!
And if that’s not enough for your daily space fix, check below to see a gorgeous time lapse video of the Earth at night!
Stubby the Rocket is the Tor.com mascot. Stubby paints the Earth the way Salvador Dali would want it.