NASA archive image, relase date October 17, 2000.
This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASAâ??s Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAAâ??s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earthâ??s clouds.
Image created by Reto StÃ¶ckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
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