Picture of the Day: Blue Marble From a Whole New Perspective

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NASA's Suomi NPP satellite took 15 orbits around the Earth to capture this mosaic image of the globe from the north, showing the Arctic, Europe, and Asia, with a particularly good view of Saudi Arabia. The Suomi NPP satellite orbits Earth 14 times a day, recording data on the planet's climate, weather, and vegetation to help scientists better understand the ways the climate is changing.

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Image: NASA.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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