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Earth Day From Above: NASA Satellites' Greatest Images of This Blue Marble

by Ben Jervey

April 29, 2011
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In honor of Earth Day, rather than bombarding you with eco-friendly lifestyle gadgets and accessories, or assuaging your enviro-guilt with "how to green your life" tips (though we have those too!), I'm going to ask simply that you click through these mesmerizing images posted and sent along by our friends at at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

All photos and images are courtesy of the Landsat program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Since 1972, Landsat has been capturing valuable—and beautiful—images of our planet from far above. 

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Earth Day From Above: NASA Satellites' Greatest Images of This Blue Marble