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NASA's 19-Gigapixel Filmstrip of the Earth from Russia to South Africa

NASA's Landsat satellites have been snapping pictures of the Earth from orbit since 1972. The most recent iteration of the project, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, arrived at its orbital resting place on April 12, and shot thisseries of 56 images shortly thereafter. NASA stitched the pictures together into one long strip, which you can tour in the video below.

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