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Earth from Space 2012 – NASA Black Marble

For many months, a new NASA and NOAA satellite has been gathering images of Earth in crisp, high resolution. This week, NASA revealed a series of composite images of what the planet would look like on a cloudless night from many miles above.  NASA’s “Black Marble” composites are a collection of many images merged into one that shows the natural and artificial lights of humanity and nature when the sun has set.  It is a dreamy view of our little blue planet, showing a cloudless perspective in all of its iridescent glory.  Who knows, maybe your children will one day have this vantage point?

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