NASA celebrates Earth’s incredible natural beauty with a new book with beautiful images collected from the space agency of the many satellites.
“For all the dynamics and detail, we can observe a job, sometimes it is worth stepping back and simply admiring the Earth. It is a beautiful, inspiring place, and it is the only world that most of us will ever know,” writes Michael Carlowicz in the book’s introduction.
The book is called “the Earth” and is divided into four sections: atmosphere, land, water, and ice and snow.
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The photos offer beautiful, sometimes alienating a glimpse of the Earth’s varied land-and seascapes.
NASA captured Hurricane Madeline move in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. “The tight, deep eyes of category 3 Hurricane Madeline almost seems three-dimensional even in a two-dimensional satellite view,” the space agency says in the book.
The image above shows sulphur and plankton off the coast of Namibia in Africa, looks like a painting.
“The Benguela Current north and west of South Africa. It is enriched with iron and other nutrients from the Southern Ocean, and of dust blowing off the African coast deserts. Easterly winds push surface waters offshore and promote upwelling near the coast, allowing cold, nutrient-rich waters from the deeper ocean. These interactions can make the ocean come to life with color.”
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The epic image above shows Bowknot Bend, a section of the Green River Canyon in Utah, so named because of the way the river doubles on itself. The course carries trusses of nine miles, according to NASA, before taking them back to where they started.
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