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Totally Astonishing Images from the 2013 Art of Science Contest - io9 - io9

Totally Astonishing Images from the 2013 Art of Science Contest - io9 - io9 | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Totally Astonishing Images from the 2013 Art of Science Contest - io9
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This isn't an alien world — it's a representation of the winds traveling from East to West (in blue) and West to East (in red) here on Earth.
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Every year, Princeton chooses the best science art images of the year — here are some of the previous year's best images. This year's include the above image in "atmospheric and oceanic studies," plus a ton of others, some of which are below.

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Earth as Art

Earth as Art | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

During a span of 40 years, since 1972, the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites has become a vital reference worldwide for understanding scientific issues related to land use and natural resources.

Beyond the scientific information they supply, some Landsat images are simply striking to look at, presenting spectacular views of mountains, valleys, and islands as well as forests, grasslands, and agricultural patterns. By selecting certain features and coloring them from a digital palate, the U.S. Geological Survey has created a series of "Earth as Art" perspectives that demonstrate an artistic resonance in satellite land imagery and provide a special avenue of insight about the geography of each scene.

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