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Earth as Art

thumbnail showing colorful striations in the Earth's surface caused by wind Have you explored the new Earth as Art 4 collection? These spectacular satellite images were specially selected for their artistic appearance. Download free, high-resolution images (jpg or tif) and learn how satellite images like these are used by USGS scientists.

Our Tracking Change over Time lesson plans (grades 5-8), show students how to compare satellite images over time to study the changing Earth. They can even use the included Multispec software to create their own Earth as Art images.


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Earthquake Summary Posters
Earthquake summary posters are a great way to review details about large earthquakes: where did they occur? what is the tectonic setting? View or download the summary posters for the M7.8 earthquake in coastal Ecuador on April 16 and the M7.0 earthquake in Kyushu Japan on April 15.

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