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See Earth every day from 1.6 million kilometers away

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Staff writer | Friday October 23, 2015 6:50AM ET
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NASA launched a new website allowing the public to view the full sunlight side of our planet every day.


The images on the website are obtained using the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a satellite run jointly between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force.

Each day, NASA will post 12 or more colour images. The photographs will have been taken between 12 and 36 hours earlier.

The images are taken using NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four-megapixel camera that combines three separate colour images — red, green and blue — and then combines them so that it produces an image equivalent to a 12-megapixel camera.

 

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