Very representation of the vegetation and land ice revealing a heart beat….image is when you click on the link.-A.M.

STAFF REPORTER, The West Australian August 1, 2013, 10:42 am

A scientist has stitched together NASA satellite images to create an effect that makes the Earth look as if it is breathing.


heart with beatUS programmer John Nelson has given the the iconic ‘blue marble’ view of the Earth a dramatic new twist, reports the Daily Mail.

Mr Nelson, a programmer for IDV Solutions, combined the images provided by Nasa as part of its ‘Blue Marble Next Generation’ project, which took a picture of the Earth each month.

“I didn’t expect to be so mesmerised by them,” Mr Nelson said.

The composite of four months of satellite observations with a spatial resolution of 1sq km per pixel, according to the Daily Mail.

Mr Nelson told the Mail the idea for the site came following a chat with a colleague about design options for presenting satellite data.