Saturday, May 23, 2009

a bit more of the earth from space

One of NASA's many jewels is its Earth Observatory. I like the Natural Hazards section, with its volcano plumes and blowing sand, and its now-and-then unusual features like the ice in Saginaw Bay:

I never would have imagined -- at least, not right now, we'll see what a geography degree brings me -- chlorophyll, along with the other things they map.

The US Space Program isn't all about astronomy. It's invaluable to geographers, too, and I'm glad we don't ignore it.

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