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NASA Upgrades Its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) Website for Daily Earth Pictures

NASA Upgrades Its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) Website for Daily Earth Pictures

NASA, the US-based space agency has just upgraded one of its website, which is designed for offering the views of earth from one million miles away.  NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) Website, which is intended for providing daily Earth views from space, has just perked up by the agency. Now, NASA’s overhauled archive for astonishing Earth views from space will deliver watchers stunning, high-quality, and color images of Earth’s daily view.

With the upgrade, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) website of NASA will now offer regular up-close views of the Earth in both natural and improved color. Moreover, NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera imagery web portal, after the update will also allow the general public to pick both natural and enhanced color images of the planet and also zoom into any region across the world. As described by NASA, the agency hiked the low-density pixel values of its camera, which, after the upgrade will be able to offer high-quality and color and natural pictures of earth from space.

Making the statement clearer, Sasha Marshak, DSCOVR deputy project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland said, “The ‘enhanced’ color images presented on EPIC’s website will make the land features of the earth more perceptible and clear. By upgrading the low-density pixel values of its four CCD cameras, the agency has achieved this. Moreover, with this update, the blurred effect of climatic miasma caused by the scattering of air molecular and shrinking of solar light by ozone layer also has detached, which means, now the users will be able to enjoy high-definition and more clear views of earth.”

Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) consists of a four megapixel CCD camera and onboard telescope of NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. This NOAA-powered satellite is able to capture 10 narrow-band Phantom pictures of the whole sunny side of Earth from 317 to 780 nanometers.

In every hour, EPIC clicks a new picture of Earth from the middle of April to mid of October, while for the rest of year; it takes pictures in every two hours. The views, taken by EPIC reveal the sights of earth from human eyes. It also photographs the ever-changing movement of the clouds and climate systems alongside the unchanging factors of Earth including deserts, wooded areas, and the separate blues of different oceans.

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