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 diagram depicts how the latest Blue Marble images were created as a compilation of overlapping image swaths (each about 1,865 miles wide) taken by VIIRS on the Suomi satellite. Blue Marble is a composite of data sets recorded during six orbits by over eight hours. Credit: NASA
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