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|
|Eta Carinae||Same image, really large version (500KB)||Saturn with aurora visible in polar regions|
|Spirograph Nebula||Deep Field Galaxies imaged in infrared|
|Ring Nebula||Same image, really large version (300KB)|
Links to Hubble and other space image collections: