Crops from Space

Posted on 01/13/2012 by Lance Roper in Stuff We Like

Earlier this week, we stumbled across a blog that featured some of NASA’s amazing satellite images of crops around the world. Have you ever seen anything like this before?

Image: NASA
Image: NASA

To read more about these images, check out the blog post at

Visitor Comments

One of my previous employers produced large format prints (i.e. up to 4 feet wide) of Landsat imagery. I have several printing rejects from when I worked there (i.e. small printing defects or small rips in the print), I've had two of them framed. They are 3 foot square prints of the southeast Michigan / northwest Ohio region (we lived in the Ann Arbor MI area at the time), one in natural color and the other false color. They are visually stunning and it is quite interesting to look at various details and landmarks.

The larger circles in the top image are 1 mile in diameter, while most of the circles are 1/2 mile in diameter (i.e. 4 to a square mile).

Your bottom image here shows some very interesting hexagonal features, just below and to the left of the airport. I wonder what the Libyans were doing there?

I don't know, but I thought it was pretty amazing to find out that an aquifer irrigates all of that.

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