How Can Getting Farther Away from Earth Help Us See It More Clearly?
ESU101  Moving Farther Away
  !   Click the image to view a simulated zoom out from the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Use the movie controls to examine different frames of the animation.
NASA—Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio
A virtual zoom out from Washington, D.C. created by combining images from three Earth imaging satellites.

As you examine the scene from various distances, consider what you can learn from close-up versus distant views.

1. Describe an advantage and a disadvantage of viewing Earth from farther away.


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