A few sample pictures from various satellites and imaging technologies: Landsat, SIR-C, SPOT.
For those who might still be skeptical about the Hubble Space Telescope, here are a few examples of its spectacular results. I don't know about your eyes, but to mine, the detail, the colors, and the subtlety of the images is just astonishing compared with the best of earth-bound telescopes.
These are just a tiny sample of the images available from Hubble.
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Deep Field Survey
|Cat's Eye Nebula
|Deep Field Survey South, an area that appears empty to the eye
|Jupiter in real color
|Same image, really large version (500KB)
|Saturn with aurora visible in polar regions
|Deep Field Galaxies imaged in infrared
|Same image, really large version (300KB)
Links to Hubble and other space image collections: