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from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the rocky crust to inside our

Collaboration between NASA and Google Maps, turned the still "Black Marble" image in to an interactive experience.

'Black Marble' Goes Interactive: Explore the Earth in Darkness

Remember that stunning 'Black Marble' image of the Earth in darkness NASA released last week? Well, it is now an interactive experience.

Since we have escaped the bounds of gravity, visions of Earth have inspired and captured the imagination. Here are a few of the most iconic views of our planet returned by both living astronauts and robotic spacecraft in orbit throughout the space age.

What is your favorite.Old, New, Aqua, Blue, White or Black Marble? by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle. This photo from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth in "Blue Marble" view.

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Masses of spring bluebonnets along a two-lane country highway in Texas. Texas isn't just cool; sometimes it's beautiful in places.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the highest temperature ever measured on Earth came on September 13, 1922, when the thermometer at a weather station in El Azizia, Libya, reached 58.0°C (136.4°F). That measurement shifted the title for “the world’s hottest place” away from Death Valley, California, which set the previous record (56.7°C or 134°F) in July 1913.

The Hottest Spot on Earth: For five out of seven years studied, the Lut Desert in Iran sweltered like no other place on the planet.

Гора Кондер в Хабаровском крае. Богато платиной. Идеально круглая форма и отсутствие растительности

The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk. It is a rare form of igneous intrusion called alkaline-ultrabasic massif and it is full of rare minerals. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.

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