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NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images

NASA's Earth-observing satellites help scientists render photo-like composite images with unprecedented detail. Take a look, from the earliest attempts to the newest stunners.
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The TIROS-1 satellite took this image on April 1, 1960. It was the first television picture of Earth from space. TIROS-1, operational for 78 days, delivered thousands of pictures for global weather analysis. Credit: NASA

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