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.

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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.