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Earth Day 2014: Celebrate by looking at 11 amazing photos of our planet

In 1970, millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first 'Earth Day.' Forty-four years later, the tradition and message of conserving our beautiful planet is still going strong. On Tuesday, April 22, NASA released a photo of the Americas captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite to commemorate the occasion.

Above, take a look through some of the splendid photos of Mother Earth that have been shot from outer space through the years. From the original Blue Marble photo shot back in 1972 to the new high-definition Blue Marble images to a screen shot of the very first video image of Earth taken by a weather satellite in 1960, the photos are breathtaking on any day, but take on a special meaning on Earth Day.

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rdavidsonagency April 22 2014 at 4:30 PM

With comments like these we are all doomed

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Mmye6chrs rdavidsonagency April 22 2014 at 4:45 PM


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rvheaney Mmye6chrs April 22 2014 at 5:37 PM

With your spelling you must be a liberal !

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J L Stelling April 22 2014 at 7:12 PM

I just wish people would stop throwing there garbage along the streets and freeways.

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rvheaney April 22 2014 at 2:42 PM

Have a great day ... Building a big fire in my fireplace tonight and going for a long ride in my Hummer... Have a great earth day...

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Faerena rvheaney April 22 2014 at 2:58 PM

AS%HO&*----------------------------------------YOU MUST BE IN THAT 97%

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Maria Elena April 22 2014 at 7:27 PM

Absolutely Impressive.... wonderful pictures, thank you for the reminder of our beautiful planet and how we should respect her everyday. A VERY HAPPY EARTH DAY INDEED!!!

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Cat April 22 2014 at 7:52 PM

Wonderful sight. Hey, it surelooks like a nice place to live!

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Lilly April 22 2014 at 7:53 PM

The great planet earth. Long may it live.

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afreakaman April 22 2014 at 8:14 PM

Remember, it's the only one we'll ever have.......

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KATHI AND JOHN April 22 2014 at 8:40 PM

Hey...I can see your house from here!

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babyloie1 April 22 2014 at 8:47 PM

I can really see Russia from here............... Hope it's always this far away!

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neutralslamm babyloie1 April 22 2014 at 8:58 PM

Putin has a lot more going for him than our dumb SOB of a President.

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tommie neutralslamm April 22 2014 at 9:24 PM

u are a jerk why would u call him a sob shame on u

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golffrdlrs neutralslamm April 22 2014 at 10:08 PM

Great reason for you to move to Russia.

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robmeier April 22 2014 at 1:26 PM

Makes me proud to be an Earthling!

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