Behold: the first image from NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite

You're looking at a section of the first image to be compiled from measurements made by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NPP — NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite. (In case you were wondering, "NPP" is the drastically shortened acronym for the agency's National Polar-orbiting Operational… » 11/23/11 6:30am 11/23/11 6:30am