Satellite images - masterpieces of art

These images - the real satellite images of the Earth surface, created by the transfer of visible and infrared data to be printed in colors discernible to the human eye. To optimize these great shots were selected special combinations of bands and colors. Center data collection and processing systems of the Earth's resources in South Dakota has become the main receiving station for Landsat 7 satellite, which transmits data to other researchers around the world. Collected here are photos taken by Landsat 7 satellite, which had been selected rather because of their aesthetic than scientific value.

1. Icelandic tiger - Eija-Fjord, Iceland Icelandic This strip of the northern coast resembles the head of a tiger with stripes of orange, white and black. "Rot" tiger - a great Eija Fjord - deepest fjord, which stands between the mountains. The name translates as "Icelandic fjord," it came from the island Chrissi - a tiny island in the form of tears near the "mouth" of the tiger. Ice-free port of Akureyri is near the end of a narrow fjord and is the second largest center of population after the capital - Reykjavik. Picture taken Landsat 7 satellite on Oct. 21, 1999. (USGS / NASA)

2. 3D Black Hills, South Dakota, USA Working student interns in the research and scientific center of the earth's resources, Mark Fersdal created this perspective Mountains Black Hills of South Dakota, connecting with four shots. (USGS / NASA / Mark Fersdal) 37,641,434

3. Bogda Mountains Turpan Basin, located in the foothills of Bogda is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level. Picture taken September 1, 1999. (USGS / NASA)

4. Cape San Antonio A few hundred kilometers to the southeast of Buenos Aires Cape San Antonio sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean along the Argentine coast. Picture taken November 21, 2002. (USGS / NASA)


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