Generally, I see the title 'as you've never seen it before' tacked on at the end of several different articles at least 4 or 5 times a week. Most of the time, whatever I'm looking at is not particularly special. However, in this instance, it totally is.
This image of our little blue marble was taken using a series of more than 120 satellites.These satellites were used to collect a series of observations of Earth at different wavelengths for a new NOVA show on PBS entitled "Earth From Space." This show is an upcoming two hour documentary about the scientific advancements all sorts of fields can gain from using satellites to peer at Earth, taking a myriad of observations. It is from this vantage point that we are able to see how interconnected everything is. From the shrubbery to the oceans, the billowing white clouds to the snow capped mountains, the dry deserts and the active volcanoes spewing lava...this image allows us to see the connections that all life depends on.
"Earth from Space" premiers Feb. 13, at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. Central) on PBS. You'll have to check your local listings to see which channel that is, but you can be assured, we'll be watching if all of the graphics are as incredible as this!
Here's an interview 'OurAmazingPlanet' did with Paula Aspell, NOVA's senior executive producer on 'Earth from Space:'