Google Maps lets users explore NASA’s ‘Black Marble’

Google Maps’ interactive “Earth at Night” feature that lets users explore the planet once the sun sets.
(Credit: Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET)
Google Maps is now letting users explore Earth’s far-reaching lands filled with flickering lights using imagery from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Black Marble.”
The Web giant announced the launch of its own Earth at Night today, which is a global view and animation of the images taken from NASA and NOAA’s jointly operated Suomi NPP satellite. These series of images show what the Earth looks like from space once the…

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