These images, created by the USGS EROS Data Center, introduce the general public to the Landsat Program, which is administered jointly by USGS and NASA. The Landsat: Earth as Art exhibit highlights images that were selected on the basis of aesthetic appeal. Various combinations of the eight Landsat 7 spectral bands were selected to create the vivid RGB composites featured on this site. These images use the visceral avenue of art to convey the thrilling perspective of the Earth that Landsat provides to the viewer.
Credit: Images courtesy of USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office