10 breathtaking photos of earth from space

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) launched in 1999, and has been taking pictures of earth ever since.

Aster – a Japanese instrument – is aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft, and the space agency recently announced that its images are now free to the public.

“Aster captures high spatial resolution data in 14 bands, from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelengths, and provides stereo viewing capability for digital elevation model creation,” said Nasa.

A selection of images from Aster are posted below.


Bushveld ingenous complex, South Africa

Bushveld ingenous complex - SA


London, England

London


New York City, USA

New York City


Nile Delta fisheries, Egypt

Nile Delta fisheries


Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu Hawaii


Oslo, Norway

Oslo Norway


Palm Island, Dubai

Palm Island Dubai


Singapore

Singapore


Tohoku tsunami debris, Japan

Tohoku tsunami debris Japan


Brazil-Bolivia border

Brazil-Bolivia border


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