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You’ve heard the saying, “Without art, the Earth is just ‘eh.” Well, these photographs take that saying to the next level, reminding us that the Earth and art are intrinsically linked!

The U.S. Geological Survey compiled stunning shots of photographs taken by Landsat 8, a satellite used to study “the status of large swaths of vegetation, how urban development changes the landscape and how much influence natural disasters have on the surrounding area. Scientists display their data using a combination of natural color and infrared images.”

These images look like they could have been taken straight off the walls of the MoMA!

These Satellite Images of Earth Remind Us That Earth is a Piece of Art....and We Have to Protect Its Beauty!
 

This image depicts the Tanezraft Basin in Algeria, a desolate area of the Sahara Desert.

These Satellite Images of Earth Remind Us That Earth is a Piece of Art....and We Have to Protect Its Beauty!

This shot shows the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. So mesmerizing!

These Satellite Images of Earth Remind Us That Earth is a Piece of Art....and We Have to Protect Its Beauty!

Check out these fault lines in western China! 

These Satellite Images of Earth Remind Us That Earth is a Piece of Art....and We Have to Protect Its Beauty!
 

 

These stunning images remind us that we’ve only got one precious Earth … so we ought to take care of it. To learn more about how you can start, check out One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign. You can view the entire collection here.

All Image Source: U.S. Department of the Interior/U.S. Geological Survey

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9 comments on “Satellite Images Remind Us That Earth is a Piece of Art … and We Have to Protect Its Beauty!”

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Nina Sengupta
1 Years Ago

of course


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Cynthia Shell
1 Years Ago

I'm glad I'm not God because I have just about given up on humans. All the killing of the animals, destruction of the planet just to have material items for status that lands up in landfills sooner or later. To our Florida legislature and Governor Rick Scott that just keeps selling Florida piece by piece and animal by animal. Talk is on for another Florida black bear hunt in October. Florida panthers sitting in people's yards now because those yards used to be theirs. Huge cities built into the center of a city blocking the wildlife corridors for our animals. Our planet is doomed! Our state of Florida is becoming a concrete jungle with tolls that will not stop. This piece of art we call Earth.....sad to say will soon become a canvas nobody will recognize as a once living planet. Yes, this is a moment of my negative outlook. Hopefully tomorrow, I will see a bit of humanity that can still paint a beautiful picture without killing something. Sigh. Once upon a time Florida had wildlife that still lived without a cage.


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Maggie Mehring Reaser
21 Apr 2016

Texas, South Dakota...ALL of them are doing the same . We are seeing our planet being RAPED and MURDERED.

Rebekah Carter
21 Apr 2016

I feel the same. Was listening to birds today and they sound different.not singing but crying :(

Diane Morello DeFeo
21 Apr 2016

Rebekah Carter How very sad.

Diane Morello DeFeo
21 Apr 2016

Rebekah Carter How very sad.

Julie Livingston
22 Apr 2016

There is no God. Ppl sit around and pray that an invisible man in the sky will fix everything instead of taking responsibility for their own actions and stop the rape of this world, humans are disposable, selfish, and narcissistic. Listen to this song. Rape of the World. Mother of us all, place of our birth. We are all witness, to the rape of the world. -Tracy Chapman

Cynthia Shell
22 Apr 2016

Ha-ha ha-ha well I can understand why someone would say that but I know there is a God so I cannot agree with you. If you don't believe, I cannot make you. Everyone has that moment where they have that chance to believe. It's called choice. I'm "sitting" here praying you get whacked by the Holy Spirit and realize, yes, God does exist. That's the only peace I get when this world of humans totally shows how cruel they can be. The problem with the world is people don't believe in God and they lack self control and have the appetite for material items that aren't necessary to survive. That appetite is killing everything in it's path. Don't blame God for the stupid decisions people make.

Cynthia Shell
22 Apr 2016

Ha-ha ha-ha well I can understand why someone would say that but I know there is a God so I cannot agree with you. If you don't believe, I cannot make you. Everyone has that moment where they have that chance to believe. It's called choice. I'm "sitting" here praying you get whacked by the Holy Spirit and realize, yes, God does exist. That's the only peace I get when this world of humans totally shows how cruel they can be. The problem with the world is people don't believe in God and they lack self control and have the appetite for material items that aren't necessary to survive. That appetite is killing everything in it's path. Don't blame God for the stupid decisions people make.



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