Planet Earth

Planet Earth
Planet Earth An unexpected fruit of the Space Age is the growing awareness that Earth, too, is a planet. We can use the techniques and theories developed for planetary exploratipn to understand and preserve our own—so far as we know—unique home world. Taken from orbit, this Landsat false color image of the abandoned delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers shows a confluence of elements seen nowhere else in our solar system: land, liquid water and life. The dark red regions are mangrove forests; the bright blue areas are mudflats; some dark green areas have been claimed by certain Iifeforms for agriculture. MacDonald Dettwiler Corp., Vancouver, Canada

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