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What a Wonderful World!

NASA has released the first full disk-earth image taken, ever since the last image captured by Apollo 17, in 1972

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For the first time in 43 years, NASA released — from the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) — a full image of the sunlit side of the earth. 

A NASA camera satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away (Photo: NASA)
A NASA camera satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away (Photo: NASA)

The image was taken July 6, 2015, showing North and Central America. The central turquoise areas are shallow seas around the Caribbean islands. This Earth image shows the effects of sunlight scattered by air molecules, giving the image a characteristic bluish tint. — NASA Statement

Moved by the only existing image of the entire blue planet, US President Barack Obama tweeted about the need to protect her.

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