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Abstract Patterns Photographed from Space


Although these images look like modern tapestries or abstract paintings, they are actually snapshots of agricultural fields taken from NASA’s Terra and Landsat satellites in space.

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Top: “Farmers in the area use false-color satellite images, like the infrared [...], to assess the health of their fields and keep an eye on flooding, hail-damage, pesticides and weeds.” [1]
1. Mason, Betty. "Crop Tops: Strange Agricultural Landscapes Seen From Space,", March 17, 2011.

Photos © NASA/USGS

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March 21, 2011 Abstract Geometric Patterns