Improvements in ISS Photography—Northeastern United States

  • Released Friday, January 31, 2020
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This pair of photographs, centered on New York City in the northeastern United States, shows improvements in camera technology used on the International Space Station over a 14-year time period. The image on the left was taken on January 18, 2003, with a Nikon D1 digital camera (3 megapixels), while the image on the right was taken on January 10, 2017, with a Nikon D4 digital camera (16 megapixels).

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    • Amy Moran (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)
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This page was originally published on Friday, January 31, 2020.
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