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 image showing land, oceans, ice, and clouds was used in creating a composite Blue Marble image. The land and coastal ocean portions were gathered over several months in 2001 by NASA's MODIS instrument on board the Terra satellite. MODIS's observations of polar ice were combined with NOAA observations of Antarctica. The cloud imagery (visible light waves and thermal infrared) was collected over three days. Credit: NASA
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