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Taking a full photograph of Earth from space takes some doing. In 2002, NASA scientists and visualizers stitched together strips of brand new data, in natural color, collected over four months from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instrument aboard Terra and then they added a layer of clouds – creating this composite Blue Marble that became one of the most iconic Earth images ever.