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What the Heck Is This?

blue marble earth

This one should not be too hard. If you're stumped, consider that today is Earth Day.

What you're looking at is a part of the planet you don't look at a whole lot. It's the bottom of the world as seen from space overlooking the Western Hemisphere.  And it's part of NASA's Blue Marble series of images.

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The big Blue Marble, Earth, as seen from space. (Image credit: NASA)
Robert Roy Britt
Robert Roy Britt

Robert is an independent health and science journalist and writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a former editor-in-chief of Live Science with over 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He has worked on websites such as and Tom's Guide, and is a contributor on Medium (opens in new tab), covering how we age and how to optimize the mind and body through time. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.