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The Blue Marble -- Eastern Hemisphere
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The Blue Marble -- Eastern Hemisphere

February 16, 2003
Earth's Eastern Hemisphere from the Blue Marble series. Much of the information contained in this image came from a single remote-sensing device-NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. Flying over 700 km above the Earth onboard the Terra satellite, MODIS provides an integrated tool for observing a variety of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric features of the Earth.