Blog | February 23, 2017, 14:23 PST

'H' is for Home, 'P' is for Planet

Guest post by Randal Jackson

"H" is for Home. On, August 30, 2014, the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 acquired this image of rivers running through colorful ridges in southwestern Kyrgyzstan.

"H" is for Home. On, August 30, 2014, the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 acquired this image of rivers running through colorful ridges in southwestern Kyrgyzstan.

When viewed from space, our planet is wondrous in its diversity, variety and beauty. And as we’ve noted many times in this blog, images of Earth sometimes look like art and often inspire creativity.

One of our all-time favorite stories about the view of our amazing planet from space comes from one of our sister websites, Earth Observatory. Thank you, Adam Voiland, for this fun piece that depicts all 26 letters of the alphabet from satellite images and astronaut photos. You’ve done a great job of showcasing the vast range of landscapes, topography and geology of planet Earth.

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as we do.

False-color image of the Mackenzie River Delta in Canada.
"P" is for Planet. On August 4, 2005, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor on the Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the Mackenzie River Delta in Canada.

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