20 July 2015
Deep Space Climate Observatory Snaps Earth from a Million Miles Out
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Forty-six years ago today I set beside my Great Grandmother, who walked to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) behind a covered wagon, and listened to Armstrong and Aldrin land on the Moon. While the photos of the Moon from the Apollo astronauts were dramatic, it was the pictures they took looking back at Earth that changed the way we think about our planet. Today, we got another one of those photos courtesy of the new Deep Space Climate Observatory which is located at what is called the 1st Lagrange point about a million miles from Earth. The DSCVR satellite has an imager that can see in the red,green,and blue wavelengths and thus make a true colour image. The first one is below.