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EARTH IN FOCUS... FROM A MILLION MILES.

THIS picture of home from a million miles away shows the complete sunlit globe of the Earth in all its glory.

The high-quality picture, taken by a camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), was produced by combining three separate images.

Charlie Bolden, NASA chief administrator, said: "This first DSCOVR image of our planet demonstrates the unique and important benefits of Earth observation from space."

He added: "DSCOVR's observations of Earth, as well as its early warnings of space weather events caused by the sun, will help every person to monitor the ever-changing Earth."

DSCOVR recently reached its station about a million miles away between the Earth and the sun at a Lagrange point, where gravitational fields of Earth and Sun cancel out. It will measure ozone and chemical droplets in the Earth's atmosphere as well as cloud height, vegetation and UV reflectivity.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jul 22, 2015
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