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Swamps, Seen from Space, Are Straight-Up Earth Porn

Mississippi turns blood red in this stunning selection of ESA snapshots.

by Beckett Mufson
Sep 18 2015, 3:00pm
 

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Lush Mississippi marshland runs red in a stunning aerial photo captured by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2A. While normally this vista would be saturated with greens and blues, the ESA satellite's radar imaging sees plant life in bright red, and water in a grayish tone that gives the landscape an alien feel, while also teaching you more about the marshy topography.

Aside from the occasional stunning aerial, the ESA's Instagram feed often features a behind-the-scenes look at their space-faring activities, gadgets, and sweet snapshots of space. Check out a few of our favorites below.

 

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See more from the ESA on Instagram.

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