Photo Of Bermuda Featured In NASA Book

March 21, 2019 | 12 Comments

A depiction of Bermuda as seen from space is included in a new photo essay book by NASA, with the image of the island one of 69 images included in their book entitled ‘Earth.’

“Swirling clouds, deep blue oceans and textured land- and icescapes are among the many faces of our planet revealed in NASA’s new photo-essay book: Earth,” NASA said.

“This collection of 69 images captured by satellites tells a story of a 4.5-billion-year-old planet where there is always something new to see. Earth is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place, and it is the only world most of us will ever know. It is your planet.”

Storms Stir Up Sediment in Bermuda

In describing the image of Bermuda, the book says, “In October 2014, the eye of Hurricane Gonzalo passed right over Bermuda. In the process, the potent storm stirred up the sediments in the shallow bays and lagoons around the island, spreading a huge mass of sediment across the North Atlantic Ocean. This Landsat 8 image shows the area after Gonzalo passed through.

“The suspended sediments were likely a combination of beach sand and carbonate sediments from around the shallows and reefs. Coral reefs can produce large amounts of calcium carbonate, which stays on the reef flats [where there are coralline algae that also produce carbonate] and builds up over time to form islands.

“Storm-induced export of carbonates into the deep ocean—where they mostly dissolve—is one of the ways that the oceans naturally balance the addition of atmospheric carbon dioxide to ocean waters.”

You can download the book for free in PDF, MOBI or ePub formats here.

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    I love that picture. I seem to recall a similar satellite picture being taken in the 1980s.

  2. Jus' Askin' says:

    …that is a painting… ;-) ;-)

  3. Brad & Chad says:

    If you look closely you can see the PLP destroying our island.

    • CHRIS says:

      louder for the knuckledraggers in the back.

      • question says:

        whatever goes wrong, you own it.

      • Anbu says:

        Hows that workin out for u? Lmfao. God i cannot wait till u all get what u are so desperately asking for. Hahaha. Ignorance truly is bliss.

      • Brad & Chad says:

        Yes, 11 voted for dumb and 25 voted for dumber. Even you cant be thrilled at the PLPs performance. Most who voted PLP are getting effed by these taxes.

      • Come Correct says:

        The Spartans would have thrown you off a cliff at birth.

      • wahoo says:

        Rhymes with 9-11….’member when “we guys” partied at Alaska Hall the night we got deceived again?

    • mixitup says:

      Looking closely I can see a picture taken in 2014…When the OBA was in Gov’t.

  4. puzzled says:

    Why do certain people who talk S$#t have to comment on everything just to create divide.

    25-11 has nothing to do with this.

    I could understand a reference to 9/11.

    Your a traitor to Bermuda Onion.

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