Distant NASA Camera Yields New Earth Views

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By: Ebaa Alzoory

NASA’S camera observing the sunlit side of Earth from a million miles away is providing new data on daily changes to our planet.

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) sits aboard NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite at the Lagrange point 1, one million miles away from Earth. EPIC has been imaging the sunlit side of Earth between 13 and 22 times a day since 2015. Now, new data products track specific elements of our home planet’s atmosphere and plant life, such as ozone in the stratosphere, the makeup of clouds and the health of vegetation on land.

Learn more here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasas-epic-camera-tracks-earth-events

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