From Visible Earth
This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image combines data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth's clouds.
Image Title: The Earth from Space
Target Name: Earth
Credit: Image created by Reto Stockli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Mart Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC
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Last Modified On: Friday, December 15, 2000