New High Resolution Photo of Earth from the Russian Elector-L Satellite!

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Dear Commons Community,

The photo above was shot by Russian weather satellite Electro-L, and is derived from the highest resolution images ever taken of Earth.  The satellite, which is in orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, snaps a picture of the planet every 30 minutes, with resolution of up to 121 megapixels. The images are especially impressive for having been taken in a single snapshot. NASA images of the Earth are often an amalgam of several photos.





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