NASA releases EPIC image of Earth - Tucson News Now

NASA releases EPIC image of Earth

From one million miles away, this color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC). EPIC is on-board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.

According to NASA, EPIC is a four megapixel charged couple device (CCD) camera and telescope. This picture of Earth was stitched together from three different images snapped by EPIC on July 6, 2015. 

When fully operational, EPIC will send images back to Earth daily. This will allow scientists to track day to day variations across the entire globe by observing those changes on full Earth images. 

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