This NASA Image of Global Aerosols Makes for Stunning Wallpaper

Nov 14, 2012 - 8 Comments

Global Aerosols wallpaper

NASA’s Image of the Day is a frequently reliable source of stunning imagery that can double as amazing wallpaper, and this image showing global aerosols is no different. Basically it shows all the stuff floating about in Earths atmosphere, though the coloring may be slightly different than what you’d expect: dust is shown in red, sea salts are in blue, smoke is shown as green, and sulfate particles from volcanoes and fossil fuels are shown in white.

The full sized image is available here at a max size of 3000×1500 pixels, or click the thumbnail below, making it perfect for whatever high-res desktop screens and iOS devices you have.

Global aerosols shown by NASA, makes a stunning wallpaper

Not a fan of this one? Check out some more great wallpaper collections we’ve featured around here before, you’re sure to find something you like.


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  1. Robbertvdd says:

    “fossil fuels are shown in white.”

    I didn’t know Greenland has so many cars and factories. :P

  2. MacTech says:

    I find it funny that everyone complains on how we are polluting the world with our fossil fuels (fossil fuels are shown in white). Yet that is the one color on here that is the least. Green is smoke, but the earth has been dealing with smoke for hundreds of thousands of years. I think the earth can take it. All other colors are completely natural aerosols.

  3. Sven says:

    This is beautiful

  4. Sam says:

    Yay, pollution has never looked so good :\

    • Ryen says:

      If you read the actual description of the image you would know that the red and blue on the image are natural aerosols (sand and sea salt).

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