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Blue Marble: planet Earth in high resolution (photo)

NASA released a new image of Earth that it said is the most high-definition image of our planet ever taken. It’s based on the famous “Blue Marble” image of Earth shot in 1972, which captured Earth from Apollo 17.


(NASA)

(NASA)

Carl Sagan’s famous pale blue dot speech referred to a different image of Earth, from much farther away, but I can’t help recall it when I see this blue marble. So without further ado, watch the video here:


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