NASA released the first picture of the Earth in 43 years, on Monday.
A color image of Earth was taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.
The picture was taken on July 6 and features North and Central America. Once the instrument starts collecting regular data, EPIC will provide a daily series of Earth images allowing for the first time in history that researchers will be able to study the daily variations of the globe.
The first pictures of Earth were taken in 1947 from 100 miles in space.