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Cool Earth images for your presentations or desktop

If you’re looking for an interesting image or pattern for your PowerPoint presentation or Windows desktop … NASA has a treat for you.

ASTER is the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer.  A joint US/Japan Earth observing satellite which creates the most amazing and colorful images.

Of course, the images have scientific and commercial use but for us regular people we can just enjoy the pretty pictures.

There’s a gallery of interesting ASTER images which is easy to browse.  Or you can find your own images from various web sites – these sites are comprehensive, to put it kindly.

All the images are JPG’s with decent resolution – enough for most presentations and desktops. Give credit to the people who made all this possible, as we have below.

Andes Mountains

Franz Josef Land

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Three Gorges Dam, China

San Miguel Island, California

Thanks to  NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team for the images.

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