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NASA satellite captures 6,000-mile-long image of Earth

US: NASA has captured the world”s largest panoramic photo at 6,000 miles long and 120 miles wide using a satellite orbiting 438 miles above the Earth. The swath is made up of 56 still images taken during the satellite”s final orbit and stretches from northern Russia down to South Africa.

NASA”s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) scanned the surface of the Earth during orbit in April and took just 15 minutes to take the shots.

The LDCM took 56 individual shots of the land as it orbited the Earth and NASA stitched these images together to form the seamless swath. The photos were enhanced using the Operational Land Imager (OLI) that can capture images at a higher-resolution that what human eyes can see.

Source: Daily Mail