Globes & starry background

Globes & starry background

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

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Caption: Montage of several GeoSphere globes, showing Africa in the foreground. Each globe is a 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 collated into a vast database using a graphics supercomputer which then generated this composite. The picture is one of the results of the GeoSphere Project, created by Tom Van Sant in Santa Monica, California.

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Keywords: africa, earth science, europe, from space, geospehre, geosphere, geosphere imagery, image, images, middle east, photo, photos, sciences

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