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NASA Releases "Black Marble" Image

A view of the Earth at night, sans clouds

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The cloud-free pictures, taken with a high-resolution visible and infrared imager aboard a Nasa and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite, capture the night lights of Earth in unprecedented detail.

The sensor can capture the equivalent of three lowlight images simultaneously, giving researchers the opportunity to study Earth's atmosphere, land and oceans at night.

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