Earth and Mars as Art

The USGS Earth as Art exhibit provides fresh and inspiring glimpses of different parts of our planet’s complex surface. These images come from sensors aboard satellites orbiting the Earth, including Landsat, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

TheĀ Mars as Art exhibit showcases images selected for their aesthetic rather than for their scientific value. These are actual images of Mars taken from orbit and from the surface by spacecraft that have visited there.