Thursday, November 18, 2010

109. Earth as Art: Satellite Images of the Planet

Great Salt Desert, Iran

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new selection of particularly interesting images from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites. These space craft have been prolific sources of data for earth scientist, but the new shots were chosen solely based on aesthetics. These images are affected by false color reproduced by satellite sensors (they tend to exaggerate colors).  To view the collection click here.  KN

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