IMAGES: Ogling the Earth

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2289
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2289e

Squeezing through a mountain pass, the Malaspina glacier sprawls toward the sea. This false-color image of Alaska's largest glacier graces the new Web site Earth as Art, a gallery of images nabbed by the Landsat-7 satellite. The spacecraft, which captures visible light and infrared radiation reflected from the surface, has yielded eye-catching shots of every continent. From high above, Iranian salt marshes and the North African desert look like abstract paintings. You can download your favorite photos from a collection that spans sunburned Australia to the Brazilian rainforest, or send away for posters.

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