Super High-Res Map of Earth’s Vegetation Is Trippy, Man

June 21, 2013 | Andy Cush

If you’re already over that billion pixel image of Mars we showed you yesterday, here’s your latest high-res space photo fix: NASA and NOAA created this  image of the Earth using something called a “VIIRS sensor,” which works kind of like an infrared camera for trees, highlighting any vegetation in lush green and rendering everything else (including water) in stark white. It’s really pretty! It’s interactive, too, so you can zoom in close and see how your area stacks up. NYC is the sad little tree-free spot in the middle of the above image. Take a look here.