55 Astonishing Images of Earth From Space

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There’s nothing quite like seeing Earth from space. Not only is it a humbling experience to picture oceans and continents scaled down to bite-size pixels; it’s an opportunity to observe just how breathtaking our planet truly is.

NASA’s Visible Earth collection contains thousands of snapshots from NASA’s various satellites as well as observatories on Earth. The project captures photos from various sensors and cameras for countless facets of the planet through different lenses.

We’ve gathered some particularly interesting satellite photos in the gallery above, comprised of shots from all seven continents, from volcanic eruptions to hurricanes to archipelagos. Take a look and let us know your favorites in the comments below. Read more…

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