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NASA launched a new website Monday to remind forgetful Terrans what their planet looks like. The website will feature at least a dozen new images of the Earth's full, sunlit face from within the past 36 hours. The EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) aboard NASA's DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) satellite will be responsible for capturing these images from its orbit at L1, a distance of roughly one million miles. While the EPIC itself only boasts a 4 megapixel resolution, it is capable of snapping up to 10 narrowband wavelength images at a time. By combining three of these single-color images into a composite, NASA can generate 12 MP images for the site.

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