First Picture of Earth from Space (1959)

On August 7th, 1959, the U.S. satellite Explorer VI took the first crude photographic image of the planet Earth from space while passing over the Central Pacific Ocean. The picture shows a cloud over the ocean.

How does this photo compare to the satellite images of Earth that we typically see today?

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