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Landsat Earth Images are Taken from 450 Miles in Space

By: Vivian Lau - Published: May 14, 2012 • References: nasa.gov and fastcodesign
It doesn’t matter where you live, you have never surveyed a view as good as this: the stunning Landsat earth images are taken by satellites that have been sent up into space continually by NASA since July 23, 1972.

Capturing stunning photography for about three decades now, the seventh Landsat is doing its job to send back spectacular snapshots of what our world looks like from the void. Doing well to document the change natural disasters bring to our landscape, as well as the growth of urban sprawl, the project is as resourceful as it is accessible. Anybody who would like access these one-of-a-kind images, amongst other data, can pay a fee of $600.

In addition to public access, there is an annual exhibition, ‘Earth as Art’ to preview such pieces, as well as an online store for anybody interested in poster art.