Whole earth in Robinson projection

Whole earth in Robinson projection

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Credit: COPYRIGHT TOM VAN SANT/GEOSPHERE PROJECT, SANTA MONICA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Satellite image of the Earth in the Robinson projection. The picture is a cloud-free composite created from thousands of separate images recorded by the Tiros-N series of meteorological satellites of NOAA. Each Tiros image was selected to best show the characteristics of a particular region. The chosen images were compiled into a vast database using a supercomputer which then generated this composite picture. The picture is one of the results of the GeoSphere Project, created by Tom Van Sant in Santa Monica, California.

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