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Photo gallery: NASA's new website lets us peer down on Earth daily



Every day now, you can see a dozen or so color images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth thanks to a new NASA website

NASA launched the site Monday to highlight images taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory about 1 million miles away from Earth. 

DSCOVR is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force. You can learn more about it here.

Each day, NASA will post a sequence of images that show Earth as it rotates, thus revealing the whole globe over the course of a day. The new website also features an archive of EPIC images searchable by date and continent.

Please visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any photo from this gallery.



[Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:05am]


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