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December 10, 2012

VIDEO: NASA's night view of Earth

Weeks of work went into collecting pictures of the entire planet to create a remarkable look at night on Earth.

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The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite took the images as a joint project for NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. The brightly-lit ground below shows where people live and work, as well as national borders and natural obstacles.

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