Pictures taken from satellites

A view of most of North America taken from a low orbit of about 826 km altitude.

Satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as Earth’s Moon.

A vast alluvial fan blossoms across the desolate landscape between the Kunlun and Altun mountain ranges that form the southern border of the Taklimakan Desert in China’s XinJiang Province.

A vast alluvial fan blossoms across the desolate landscape between the Kunlun and Altun mountain ranges that form the southern border of the Taklimakan Desert in China’s XinJiang Province.

termini of the glaciers in the Bhutan-Himalaya. Glacial lakes have been rapidly forming on the surface of the debris-covered glaciers in this region during the last few decades.

termini of the glaciers in the Bhutan-Himalaya. Glacial lakes have been rapidly forming on the surface of the debris-covered glaciers in this region during the last few decades.

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Scandinavia from space in winter.

Scandinavia from space in winter.

This picture of the Venetian Lagoon was taken by ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), an imaging instrument flying on Terra, a satellite part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).

This picture of the Venetian Lagoon was taken by ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), an imaging instrument flying on Terra, a satellite part of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS).