Video | Earth – a look at the fascinating way science and art combine to create images of our home sweet home

There’s artistry to creating the world and Rob Simmon, art director of NASA Earth Observatory, shows us how.

Video---Earth-thumbNASA’s collection of Earth-from-space imagery dates back to the Apollo 8 mission, when astronauts snapped a picture of Earth rising over the moon. Simmon and NASA scientist Gene Feldman explain how the modern “Blue Marble” images are made and how they relate to scientific study of the Earth. Video comes from those smart geeks at Science Friday.

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