This is the highest resolution image of Earth ever made, 121 megapixels. That’s an amazing 0.62 miles per pixel. It was taken by Russia’s latest weather satellite, the Electro-L, which is orbiting Earth on a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, sending photographs of the entire planet every 30 minutes.
Galaxy Zw II 96. While Zw II 96 is located about 500 million light-years away
love "freckled sky"
Photo by Space Shuttle Atlantis Pilot Doug Hurley, taken from the International Space Station Cupola July 12, 2011