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First Full Photo of Earth As Seen From Above the North Pole

We’ve seen ‘Blue Marble’ photos of Earth before, but this latest NASA photo is different: it’s the first photo of its kind shot from above our planet’s North Pole. The photo is a composite of images captured by a satellite as it passed over the North Pole 15 times at an altitude of 512 miles.

(via Gizmodo via PopPhoto)


Image credit: Blue Marble 2012 – ‘White Marble’ Arctic View by NASA Goddard Photo and Video