PICS: Earth is like a beautiful abstract artwork in these satellite images from space

2015-05-27 20:00
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Cape Town - Even though we're pretty sold on the idea that earth really is a beautiful place, a set of satellite images we stumbled across online have made us fall in love with our incredible planet all over again. 

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been posting some incredible images to a gallery called 'Observing Earth' on their site since 2013, showing the hidden patterns, colours and formations of various locations across the globe.

We've collected a few of our favourites. Take a look:

The hottest place on Earth: Dasht-e Lut desert, Iran

Venice, Italy

Heart of the Atacama, Chile

Helsinki, Finland

The Glaciers of Patagonia, Argentina

Dune45, Namib Desert

Bulls eye in the desert: Richat structure in Mauritania

Scandinavian snows

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