the Blue Marble, a true-color 1km image of the Earth

The 1-kilometer per pixel resolution of these data reveals surprising details of the Earth’s surface, from the diversity of color in the Great Salt Lake to deforestation in the Amazon and the glaciers of the Himalaya.
 

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Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Mountains, Utah
 

  Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Grand Canyon, Arizona
 

  Grand Canyon, Arizona

Mount Rainier, Washington
 

  Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mt. Adams

San Francisco Bay
 

  San Francisco Bay and the Central Valley of California

Shenandoah
 

  Appalachian Mountains and Shenandoah National Park

Amazon River
 

  Sediment at the Mouth of the Amazon River

Deforestation
 

  Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Sobradinho Reservoir
 

  Sobradinho Reservoir, Brazil

Alps
 

  The Alps, France and Switzerland

Okavango Delta, Botswana
 

  Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia
 

  The Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Great Bend of the Brahmaputra
 

  Great Bend of the Brahmaputra, India and China (Tibet)

Great Barrier Reef
 

  Great Barrier Reef, Australia

South Island, New Zealand
 

  South Island, New Zealand

Beijing, China
 

  Beijing, China

Tokyo and Mount Fuji, Japan
 

  Tokyo and Mount Fuji, Japan

Volcanoes along the Kamchatka Penninsula, Russia
 

  Volcanoes along the Kamchatka Penninsula, Russia
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