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The Earth From Space

Today we have the technology to look at Earth from space. From this vantage point we can view huge areas at a glance, scan whole continents, and trace the courses of immense rivers and mountain ranges. Looking down in this special way expands our narrow surface view and allows a better understanding of the vast world around us.

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