Jason Major, writing for Universe Today:
More than just a pretty picture of our blue marble, this image will be used by the EPIC team to help calibrate the instrument to remove some of the blue atmospheric haze from subsequent images. Once the camera is fully set to begin operations daily images of our planet will be made available on a dedicated web site starting in September.
Don’t allow yourself to be dulled by the onslaught of amazing images coming from various space programs and astronomers around the globe. Each of these new images, and what we learn from them, are a huge leap forward in space exploration.
You might be thinking you’ve seen this image before. But you’ve never seen this image before.