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NASA Releases Flip Side of High-Res Earth Image

New 'Blue Marble' image focuses on eastern hemisphere
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2012 9:51 AM CST
This Blue Marble image focuses on the eastern hemisphere. NASA released it this week.   (Flickr)
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(Newser) – NASA released its 2012 version of the "Blue Marble" image of earth from space last month, and it went viral in a hurry. What to do for an encore? Show the other side. The first image focused on the western hemisphere. Citing huge demand, NASA this week released a companion image that focuses on the eastern hemisphere. It's a composite image, and Wired has the particulars of how this new shot came to be. (Read more NASA stories.)

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