Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like Art

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Our planet is full of breathtaking views: oceans, mountains, forests, glaciers, and plenty more besides. Look at it all from space, though, and plenty of those views become so striking that they're hard to distinguish from art.

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NASA has recently published a free ebook called Earth as Art, which brings together years' worth of beautiful satellite photos from around the world. This one, for instance, is a stunning shot of the Himalayas in Central Asia. Check out this gallery to see some more of our favorites. [Earth as Art]

All images by NASA

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Rocky Mountain Trench, Canada

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Lean River Delta, Russia

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Bogda Mountains, China

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Byrd Glacier, Antarctica

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Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

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Carnegie Lake, Australia

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Dasht-e Kavir, Iran

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Erg Chech, Algeria

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Garden City, United States

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DISCUSSION

Is it me, or does that last one (Garden City) not look right? Its almost as if everyone has a circular property line.