2012 Year in Pictures: The Top 10 Most Striking Images
Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring.
NASA's high-resolution "Blue Marble" image of Earth taken in January 2012 from the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite. The image is actually a composite of many pictures from Jan. 4, 2012 that were stitched together.
(See our Top 10 images from 2012 by following the page links below)