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Tuesday, December 03, 2002

EARTH AS ART
west fjords, iceland
I love space photography. I visit NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive every day just to check out their latest photo, and most of the time I make that photo my desktop background. My preferences run toward stellar or galactic photos, with brilliant colors always a favorite.

But why seek out nebulae and star clusters millions of lightyears away for a space art fix? The U.S. Geological Survey has presented a number of stunning satellite images of good ol' Planet Earth. Mighty impressive snapshots of Mother Gaia.