NASA has released a series of impressive pictures that depict the natural beauty of the Earth – as can be seen from external space.
The agency's new book – only the Earth under the title – records mountain streams, hurricanes and oceans of the above.
Michael Carlowicz of the Earth Observatory in the foreword of the book said: "For all the dynamics and details that we can watch from orbit, it's sometimes worth stepping back and just admiring the Earth.
"It's a beautiful, inspirational place, and it's the only world that most of us will ever know."
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