Sony releases first pictures of Earth from its Star Sphere space satellite

Earth from the Sony Starsphere camera satellite
Earth as seen from the Sony Starsphere camera satellite (Image credit: Sony)

Sony has released the first photo captured by its new Star Sphere camera satellite. The image shows the edge of planet Earth, with the Chinese mainland visible from the satellite viewpoint over the Sea of Japan. This image was taken by Sony engineers to confirm the camera and communications systems are fully functioning.

Sony's Star Sphere promised 'to bring space closer to everyone' with a first-of-its-kind service allowing anyone to sign up and take photos and videos using the orbiting camera to acquire their own unique 'space perspectives'.

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Gareth Bevan
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Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.