Eyes and sensors to control temperature, ocean levels and melting ice. These are just some of the functions that modern satellites perform by orbiting our planet. They help us cultivate more sustainably, save water or warn us against natural disasters caused by climate change. All information is then transmitted to stations on Earth and spread around the world.
NASA has released an image taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper within the Landsat 7 satellite thanks to Serge Andrefouet of the University of South Florida. Although it may seem like a New Age style painting, it represents the sands and algae of the Bahamas in all their beauty.