Sunday, January 18, 2009

23 Stunning Photos of the Earth

These shots are amazing and include some great descriptions for context and appreciation. I included one of them below as an example along with it's description. Follow the link for the other 22.

"This highly detailed image from the Taiwanese Formosat-2 satellite shows the different sizes, shapes, and textures of ice fragments from an ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula on March 8, 2008. Several large icebergs float amid a mosaic of smaller pieces of ice. The level of detail in the image is so great that it can seem as though you are standing over a scale model made out of papier-mâché and foam blocks. The detail can make the bergs seem deceptively small. In reality, some of the large bergs are several hundred meters (yards) long. (Formosat image © 2008 Dr. Cheng-Chien Liu, National Cheng-Kung University and Dr. An-Ming Wu, National Space Organization, Taiwan)"

Blogged with the Flock Browser

short yellow Powered By Blogger © 2009 Bombeli | Theme Design: ooruc