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NASA makes an EPIC upgrade to website for daily Earth pictures
02 February 2017
NASA has upgraded its website that provides daily views of the Earth from one million miles away. NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera imagery website was recently updated allowing the public to choose natural or enhanced colour images of the Earth and even zoom into an area on the globe.
"The 'enhanced' colour images make land features more visible," said Sasha Marshak, DSCOVR deputy project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. "This is achieved by enhancing low intensity pixel values. The effect of atmospheric haze caused by air molecular scattering and attenuation of solar light by ozone has been also removed."
Image credit: NASA/NOAA - An EPIC Natural Colour image (left) and an Enhanced Colour image (right) of the Earth on 26 January 2017.