23 July 2012

Winning Landsat Images from the "Earth as Art" Contest

NASA and the USGS are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Landsat Earth-observation satellite program (NASA page; USGS page) with several events today. These included announcement of the winners for their "Earth as Art" contest, in which the public was asked to judge their favorite Landsat images from the online archives. Two of the winners are among my favorites:

"Meandering Mississippi" was acquired by Landsat 7 on 28 May 2003 in the area along the river downstream (south-southwest) of Memphis, Tennessee:
From the NASA GSFC Landsat program page; see the image at higher resolution here.
You can also check out this location in Google Maps.

This surreal image of the Yukon River delta on the coast of Alaska was acquired by Landsat 7 on 22 September 2002:
From the NASA GSFC Landsat program page; see the image at higher resolution here.
You can also check out this location in Google Maps.

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