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Take a break: Earth as art


Take a break: Earth as art Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency’s Space to Relax series and features a soothing look at some breathtaking views of planet Earth.

The clip includes colorful and artistic photos of the Algerian Sahara, Madagascar, the Mississippi Delta, the Gobi Desert, and the Brazilian Amazon.

Theses images were captured by the Envisat, JAXA ALOS, KARI Kompsat-2, GeoEye Ikonos-2 and NASA Landsat-5 and Landsat-7 satellites. The Earth As Art project began in the early 2000s, and its original intent remains the same: to produce images that do not look like satellite images at first glance. Earth As Art shows not only what satellites capture in the visible wavelengths of light you and I can see, but also what’s hiding in the invisible wavelengths that Landsat sensors can detect in the infrared. NASA Earth As Art eBook celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.

  Take a break: Earth as art The creation of artistic forms, often on a large scale, using local natural materials such as earth, sand, or rock. Land art is a form of art which involves using physical landscapes to create art, forcing people to view the art in context, and taking the provenance of art out of the museum and into the outside world.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Harry Marshall

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