The Earth in pictures

by Ulf on July 9th, 2008

NASA being a public agency, it makes a lot of the pictures taken in space available to anyone who’s interested. The Earth Observatory is a site that collects many of these images, along with descriptions of what they show, and how what’s being pictured is changing over time. One neat feature of the site is the weekly email service that tells about new images added to the collection. Amongst this week’s additions were Algal Bloom along the Coast of China, Flooding in Des Moines, Iowa and Wild Fires Near Big Sur, California, but not all images relate to current events.

I find a lot of these images and their stories fascinating, and some just plain beautiful.