Abstract Patterns Photographed from Space

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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]
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1. Mason, Betty. "Crop Tops: Strange Agricultural Landscapes Seen From Space," Wired.com, March 17, 2011.

Photos © NASA/USGS

Link via Triangulation and Wired

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March 21, 2011 Abstract Geometric Patterns