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Visible Earth

is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth. Topics include soils, clouds, storms, hurricanes, droughts, precipitation, vegetation, oceans, sea ice, human population, land use, erosion, fires, rocks, minerals, regions, and countries. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. Even without the underlying map, the outlines of many continents would still be visible.
The Eastern United States.  Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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