Look Closer

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Yesterday marked the fortieth anniversary of the launch of Landsat, America’s longest running Earth-imaging satellite program.

Since the NASA-run program began in 1972, Landsat has captured more than three million images of our planet. To look at some particularly stunning photographs taken by the satellite (pictures chosen through Nasa’s ‘Earth as Art’ contest), click here.

(Via Very Short List)


Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a recent graduate of Kenyon College currently working and writing in San Francisco. More from this author →