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Seeing the world through ET’s eyes

Posted in Style & Travel

Mergui Archipeligo, Myanmar
Mergui archipelago, Myanmar

These gorgeous images were taken by Landsat 5 – a satellite that has spent the last 29 years orbiting our earth.

Belcher Islands, Canada
Belcher Islands, Canada

It circled our planet over 150 000 times. Watching as we were born, died, celebrated, went to war, danced and cried. And captured over 2.5million images of our world’s terrain on the way.  From a perspective that most of us will never be able to experience.

Dhofar, Oman
Dhofar, Oman

Landsat 5’s journey was meant to last three years – but it kept going until a broken gyroscope put it out of commission. Its legacy lives on in these stunning images.

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana

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  1. silvia

    wouldn’t it be good if we could be able to see ourselves, the human race, as that satellite did, small creatures, and stop considering us giants?

    February 1, 2013

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