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 is the view of Earth as seen by the Apollo 8 astronauts as they orbited the Moon in December 1968. From this perspective, the lunar horizon is 500 miles from the spacecraft and the Earth is 240,000 miles away. During 10 orbits of the Moon, images of the lunar surface were transmitted for live television broadcast on Earth. On Dec. 27, 1968, the Apollo 8 capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA
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2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.