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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Pictured here is the Earth as seen from Apollo 17 as it traveled toward the Moon in December 1972. The area in the photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Antarctica polar ice cap. You can see the coastline of Africa and, on the horizon to the northeast, the Asian mainland. Credit: NASA
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