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EPIC Earth Views

The dream is alive. Nearly two decades after Al Gore envisioned everyone having access to full views of the sunlit side of Earth from space, NASA has finally launched the project. The website features a daily view in 10 narrow band spectra from EPIC, which stands for Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, on board the DSCOVR spacecraft, which is in orbit around the L1 Lagrange point. You can zoom in on the images, search for photos from specific dates, or search for views of certain continents.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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