A composite image released by NASA on April 12, 2017, showing the Earth's full western hemisphere at night. This map of night lights is based on imagery from 2016. Blue Marble: Next Generation offers a years worth of monthly composites at a spatial resolution of 500 meters. The purple-white colors shows the intensity of ultraviolet light on Mars' night side before (left) and during (right) the event. nasa science mission directorate NASA Portal This site is maintained by the Planetary Science Communications team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate . Thrusters can be seen at the lower left and right, the Electra communications antenna at the bottom toward the left, the … These images of the Earth from space, all taken before the advent of CGI technology in 1976, and subsequent digital software (Photoshop was developed in 1987). Non-composite images of the Earth from space Dear Visitor, There are thousands of pictures of the Earth from space, contrary to what some flat Earth proponents claim. The original Blue Marble was a composite of four months of MODIS observations with a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 1 square kilometer per pixel. This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn's south polar region. Images MAVEN Selfie Composite, Unannotated September 21, 2018 MAVEN selfie. Other space agencies, and many astronomers, do the same thing. These images from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA's MAVEN orbiter show the appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm in September 2017. NASA routinely processes raw images to enhance details, or to visualize things the human eye could never see, agency officials have said. Lines are sketched in to show approximately where components of the spacecraft are that were not able to be imaged due to the limited motion of the instrument around its support boom.