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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This high-res image was created in November 2011 by NASA's Suomi NPP team at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. It shows a swath of eastern North America from Canada's Hudson Bay to the northern coast of Venezuela. The image was taken by the VIIRS instrument, which collects data from 22 channels across the electromagnetic spectrum. Credit: NASA
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