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Science Blue Marble: NASA releases hi-res image of Earth's B-side

As a followup to last week's wildly popular shot of our planet's Western Hemisphere, NASA has now released the flipside (which just might turn out to be the more popular track in the long run). 

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In response to last week’s incredibly popular “Blue Marble” image, NASA and NOAA have released a companion version, this one showing part of our planet’s eastern hemisphere.