February 8, 2012
NASA scientists created the two new ‘Blue Marble‘ images from data acquired by a new instrument that’s aboard the Earth-observing satellite Suomi NPP, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Credit: NASA/NOAA
December 19, 2011
The satellite NPP is designed to collect data for both weather forecasting and climate monitoring. This image from November 24, 2011, is the first complete global image from VIIRS.