Russian satellite pictures Earth in highest resolution ever

Images transmitted by a newly-launched Russian satellite have revealed our planet as it has never been seen before.

­The images from weather-satellite Elektro-L were leaked to the press.

The satellite was launched in January with a Zenit rocket and is currently stationed 36,000 kilometers above the equator.

It sends images to ground control every 30 minutes.

The resolution of the pictures it is transmitting is higher than anything seen before.

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