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DISH's Earth channel takes a big picture view

Steven Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, but in case you need to be reminded of how we're all just passengers on this "big blue marble," check out DISH network's new Earth channel. On channel 212 you won't be treated to jaw-dropping or shark-jumping plotlines, just a 24-hour feed of the Earth from a camera mounted on the EchoStar 11 satellite that went up about a year ago. Hanging tens of thousands of miles above our planet, the camera offers up pixels that cover 20-km each. Sure, it might not be as breathtaking as an Earth-rise from the moon -- heck, it's not even in HD -- but it should still put some perspective on things.

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