What’s to Say Other Than ‘Wow!’?

By Tom Yulsman | July 28, 2013 11:35 pm

Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg took this photograph of patterns etched in clouds somewhere over Earth on July 26th  — from her perch on the International Space Station. (Photograph: Karen L. Nyberg/NASA)

There really isn’t anything to say about this other than the word I used in the headline. This stunning photograph by astronaut Karen Nyberg speaks for itself.

Check out her Twitter feed. Nyberg is picking up where Chris Hadfield left off...

CATEGORIZED UNDER: EarthArt, Remote Sensing, select, Top Posts
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  • Roger

    Well, sure, Wow! But how about somebody takes a crack at explaining it? Are those thunderstorms? Do they correspond to the topography below the clouds, mountains or shores or something? There must be some cause.

  • CIRES Communication

    CIRES Fellow Graham Feingold, who works at NOAA here in Boulder, studies these cloud systems, and his work is fascinating:
    CIRES=NOAA+CUBoulder: http://cires.colorado.edu/index.html



ImaGeo is a visual blog focusing on the intersection of imagery, imagination and Earth. It focuses on spectacular visuals related to the science of our planet, with an emphasis (although not an exclusive one) on the unfolding Anthropocene Epoch.

About Tom Yulsman

Tom Yulsman is Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also continues to work as a science and environmental journalist with more than 30 years of experience producing content for major publications. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Audubon, Climate Central, Columbia Journalism Review, Discover, Nieman Reports, and many other publications. He has held a variety of editorial positions over the years, including a stint as editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Yulsman has written one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003.


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