Images: Earth as Art Contest Winners

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Fifth place

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS.
To celebrate 40 years of the Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey invited voters to pick their favorite images from 120…Read More »

of the best photos the mission's satellites have snapped. Here are the five top winners.

The scary face in this image is actually inundated patches of shallow Lake Eyre (pronounced "air") in the desert country of northern South Australia. An ephemeral feature of this flat, parched landscape, Lake Eyre is Australia's largest lake when it's full. However in the last 150 years, it has filled completely only three times.   Less «

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