The Earth as Art

This is so cool! You may view in this stunning video the Earth through the eyes of the Landsat-7 satellite. At a sublime level these images are art, showing the beauty of the Earth from space. If we got nothing but this from the Landsat program, a collaboration of several government agencies, it would have more than paid for its cost. But Landsat has done so much more; conceived more than forty years ago by NASA to monitor resources utilization on Earth it has enabled us to understand the planet and its changes as well as to make decisions about land utilization.

While these images may look like the work of abstract artists, they are real photographs and the mountains, deserts, clouds, oceans, and even artificisl features of the planet’s surface. Video created with animation files from NASA by Catherine Laplace-Builhe. Enjoy!

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