NASA : Earth as Art

By Kate Bubacz

Jan 24, 2013 7:00am

NASA has released a beautiful book titled “Earth As Art,” pulling a collection of images from US environmental satellites. The result is a unique, almost magical look at the planet we call home. Below are a few images from the project.

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Algerian Abstract, Erg Iguidi, Sahara.  April 8, 1985.

 

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Belcher Islands, Hudson Bay, Canada. Sept. 21, 2001.

 

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Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Jan. 11, 2000.

 

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Desert Patterns, Erg Chech, Algeria. April 13, 2003.

 

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Desert to Forest, Arizona, USA. March 28, 2009.

 

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Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia & Yemen. Feb. 1, 2003.

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Erongo Massif, Namibia. May 1, 2003.

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Ice Stars, Baffin Island, Canada. Aug. 4, 2002.

 

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Icelandic Tiger, Iceland. Oct. 21, 1999.

 

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Rocky Mountain Trench, Canadian Rockies, Canada. Feb. 1, 2004.

 

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The Dhofar Difference, Oman. April 2, 2000.

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The Dardzha Monster, Turkmenistan.  Feb. 11, 2001.

For more information on Earth as Art, visit NASA’s site here: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/earth_art_detail.html

More images from the series can be seen on the US Geological Society image gallery here: http://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery/

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