Alluvial Fan - China

NASA Earth As Art eBook celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. The book features 75 amazing images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites.   Alluvial Fan – China

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In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth.

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. The images are intended for viewing enjoyment rather than scientific interpretation. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime.


Algerian Desert


Aleutian Clouds - Bering Sea

Aleutian Clouds – Bering Sea


Anti-Atlas Mountains - Morocco

Anti-Atlas Mountains – Morocco


Bogda Mountains - China

Bogda Mountains – China


NASA Earth As Art eBook- Byrd Glacier - Antartica

Byrd Glacier – Antartica


NASA Earth As Art eBook-  Cape Farewell - New Zealand

Cape Farewell – New Zealand


NASA Earth As Art  -Carnegie Lake- Australia

Carnegie Lake- Australia


NASA Earth As Art - Dardzha Peninsula - Turkmenistan

Dardzha Peninsula – Turkmenistan


NASA Earth As Art-  Dasht-e Kavir - Iran

Dasht-e Kavir – Iran


NASA Earth As Art - Erg Chech - Algeria

Erg Chech – Algeria


Kalahari Desert - Southern Africa

Kalahari Desert – Southern Africa


MacDonnell Ranges - Australia

MacDonnell Ranges – Australia


Mayn River - Russia

Mayn River – Russia


Meandering Mississippi - United States

Meandering Mississippi – United States


Richat Structure - Mauritania

Richat Structure – Mauritania


Tikehau Atoll - French Polynesia

Tikehau Atoll – French Polynesia


Wadi Branches - Jordan

Wadi Branches – Jordan

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