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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 same swath from the previous slide is here wrapped on a globe as a way of illustrating, like a puzzle piece, the section of Earth recorded. NASA created the image using three channels (red, green, and blue) of VIIRS data. Credit: NASA

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