NASA has just released Blue Marble 2012, which “was taken by a hi-tech instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP; this composite image uses a number of passes over the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.”Continue reading for a video.

Nasa’s ‘Blue Marble’ images of our world started in 1972, when Apollo astronauts took an image of our world from 28,000 miles away, looking like a blue marble in space. Since then, the space agency has used the term for spectacular hi-def images of our planet created from satellite imagery and often released once a year.

[via DailyMail]