NASA just released its 2012 compilation of the best views of Earth from orbit over the past year. They're stunning. They mix "true-colour" imagery with data visualisations and 3D imagery from some of the newest satellites in NASA's fleet.
The Earth Has Never Looked More Gorgeous From Space
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