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The Awesomeness of Earth from Above

Daily Overview book Benjamin Grant Satellite Images - The Atlantic

22·182760°, 55·134184° Rub’ al Khali, or The Empty Quarter, is the largest sand desert in the world. It covers 650,000 square kilometers (251,000 square miles), and includes parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. In the center of the desert there are a number of raised, hardened formations that were once the sites of shallow lakes, thousands of years ago. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately 350 square kilometers (135 square miles) in Saudi Arabia, near the border with Oman.

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26.386332°, –80.179917° Residential development is seen in Boca Raton, Florida. Because many cities in the state contain master-planned communities, often built on top of waterways in the latter half of the 20th century, there are a number of intricate designs that are visible from this perspective. Boca Raton is home to roughly 91,000 residents.

A circuit board? Bacterial colonies? Florida...

Very interesting looking pattern, that's for sure. 

If I didn't know what it was I would have guessed bacterial colonies too. :)

Rather The Twilight Zone-ish, isn't it? Bacterial colonies, human colonies...

Yes, it shows me how nature repeats itself. :)

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