You live in a place more beautiful than you can see with the naked eye. Want to see more? NASA can help. They have captured gorgeous images of the planet we call home.These sweeping vistas of oceans, land, and atmosphere have been photographed over the years by satellites with names like Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua. The photos not only show vast distances, they also use light outside the visible range so they reveal more color and texture than than we can see.
Those images can be yours. NASA is giving away a free e-book and accompanying iPod app called Earth As Art containing 75 satellite photos of your home and mine.
Laura Grace Weldon is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything and working on a new project, Subversive Cooking.com. She lives on a small farm with her family and blogs optimistically.