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The First Ever Photograph of Earth Taken By Japan’s Himawari 8 Satellite

Japanese satellite Himawari 8 has taken its first photograph of Earth. On October 7, 2014, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) launched the Himawari 8 into orbit and on December 18, the satellite captured beautiful, high-resolution images of Earth. We can see here the true color version that composites the satellite’s blue, green, and red bands into one photo. Isn’t our planet breathtaking?
 
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