n.e.o.

   

nasa earth observatory. i stumbled on this via a recent satellite image of the flooded mississippi (above left). a whole archive of images of the earth. true colour, false colour, photographic, diagrammatic. obviously they're crammed with nutritious scientific facts but i love the look of them, especially the way they hover on the border between representation and abstraction.

    

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/