28 Absolutely Great NASA Satellite Photos Showcasing the Earth’s Art

December 7th, 2012 Permalink

Wow! NASA has released a holiday treasure in the form of a free Earth As Art ebook that contains 75 stunning images. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, then what are you waiting for? The Earth Science Division of NASA Science Mission Directorate wrote, “In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet.” These images of Earth were captured with “the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. Sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so the images show more than what is visible to the naked eye.” These images are so beautiful that it will blow your mind. We really don’t know how anyone could resist loving NASA. Their book “celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime.” Here are 28 absolutely great satellite photos showcasing the art of our planet Earth. [28 Great Photos]

Carnegie Lake, in Western Australia

“We must look to the heavens . . . for the measure of the earth ~ Jean-Félix Picard,” quoted NASA. Carnegie Lake, in Western Australia. Photo #1 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Grand Bahama Bank, Atlantic Ocean

Grand Bahama Bank, Atlantic Ocean. Photo #2 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art


Aleutian Clouds, Bering Sea

Aleutian Clouds, Bering Sea. Photo #3 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Akpatok Island, Canada

Akpatok Island, Canada. Photo #4 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Phytoplankton Bloom, massive congregations of greenish phytoplankton swirl in the dark water around Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea

Phytoplankton Bloom, massive congregations of greenish phytoplankton swirl in the dark water around Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. Photo #5 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Susitna Glacier in the Alaska Range

Susitna Glacier in the Alaska Range. Photo #6 by NASA via ebook:Earth As Art

Niger River and smaller rivers and streams flow northward out of Lake Debo in landlocked Mali in Western Africa

Niger River and smaller rivers and streams flow northward out of Lake Debo in landlocked Mali in Western Africa. Photo #7 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Anyuyskiy Volcano, Russia

Anyuyskiy Volcano, Russia. Photo #8 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar. Photo #9 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Cape Farewell, New Zealand, Atlantic Ocean

Cape Farewell, New Zealand, Atlantic Ocean. Photo #10 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Salt-encrusted seasonal lakes of Western Australia’s Shoemaker impact structure

Salt-encrusted seasonal lakes of Western Australia’s Shoemaker impact structure. Photo #11 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Zagros Mountains in southwestern Iran

Zagros Mountains in southwestern Iran. Photo #12 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Alluvial Fan, China

Alluvial Fan, China. Photo #13 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Rocky Mountain Trench, Canada

Rocky Mountain Trench, Canada. Photo #14 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Meandering Mississippi, United States

Meandering Mississippi, United States. Photo #15 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Cape Farewell, New Zealand. Photo #16 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Himalayas, Central Asia

Himalayas, Central Asia. “The soaring, snow-capped peaks and ridges of the eastern Himalaya Mountains create an irregular patchwork between major rivers in Tibet and southwestern China.” Photo #17 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Great Salt Desert, Iran

Great Salt Desert, Iran. Photo #18 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Dardzha Peninsula, Turkmenistan

Dardzha Peninsula, Turkmenistan. Photo #19 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Belcher Islands, Canada

Belcher Islands, Canada. Photo #20 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Isla Espíritu Santo and Isla Partida, Mexico

Isla Espíritu Santo and Isla Partida, Mexico. Photo #21 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Garden City, United States

Garden City, United States. Photo #22 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean. Photo #23 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Dasht-e Kavir, Iran

Dasht-e Kavir, Iran. Photo #24 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa

Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa. Photo #25 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Kilimanjaro, Kenya and Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, Kenya and Tanzania. Photo #26 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Painted Desert, United States

Painted Desert, United States. Photo #27 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

Lena River Delta, Russia

Lena River Delta, Russia. Photo #28 by NASA via ebook: Earth As Art

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