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    The alphabet from space – in pictures

    Nasa’s Earth Observatory has tracked down images resembling all 26 letters of the English alphabet using satellite imagery and astronaut photograph.

    Utah’s Green river doubling back on itself, a feature known as Bowknot Bend

    Letter A: Utah’s Green river doubling back on itself, a feature known as Bowknot Bend

    Arkansas river and the Holla Bend Wildlife Refuge

    Letter B: Arkansas river and the Holla Bend Wildlife Refuge

    Artificial islands at the southern end of Bahrain island

    Letter C: artificial islands at the southern end of Bahrain island

    Akimiski island in James Bay, Canada

    Letter D: Akimiski island in James Bay, Canada

    Phytoplankton bloom off the New Zealand coast

    Letter E: phytoplankton bloom off the New Zealand coast

    Valleys and snow-covered mountain ranges in south-east Tibet

    Letter F: valleys and snow-covered mountain ranges in south-east Tibet

    This image of Pinaki island, French Polynesia, was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station in April 2001

    Letter G: this image of Pinaki island, French Polynesia, was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station in April 2001

    Rivers running through colourful ridges in south-west Kyrgyzstan

    Letter H: rivers running through colourful ridges in south-west Kyrgyzstan

    Andaman islands. The thin, bright rings surrounding several of the islands are coral reefs that were lifted by an earthquake near Sumatra in 2004

    Letter I: Andaman islands. The thin, bright rings surrounding several of the islands are coral reefs that were lifted by an earthquake near Sumatra in 2004

    Trunk Reef near Townsville, Australia

    Letter J: Trunk Reef near Townsville, Australia

    Glaciers at the Sirmilik national park in Mittimatalik, Canada

    Letter K: glaciers at the Sirmilik national park in Mittimatalik, Canada

    Snow across the north-east US

    Letter L: snow across the north-east US

    Glaciers in the Tian Shan mountains, north-east Kyrgyzstan

    Letter M: glaciers in the Tian Shan mountains, north-east Kyrgyzstan

    Ship tracks over the Pacific. Ship emissions contain small particles that cause the clouds to form

    Letter N: ship tracks over the Pacific. Ship emissions contain small particles that cause the clouds to form

    Tenoumer meteorite crater in Mauritania. The meteorite struck Earth between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago

    Letter O: Tenoumer meteorite crater in Mauritania. The meteorite struck Earth between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago

    Mackenzie river delta, Canada

    Letter P: Mackenzie river delta, Canada

    Lonar crater, India

    Letter Q: Lonar crater, India

    Lago Menéndez, Argentina

    Letter R: Lago Menéndez, Argentina

    Clouds swirling over the Atlantic

    Letter S: clouds swirling over the Atlantic

    Adevelopment along two roads, United Arab Emirates

    Letter T: a development along two roads, United Arab Emirates

    Gooseneck state park, Utah

    Letter U: Gooseneck state park, Utah

    Letter V: ash on the snow around Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula

    Letter V: ash on the snow around Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula

    Letter W: dust blowing over the Red Sea

    Letter W: dust blowing over the Red Sea

    Letter X: north-west corner of Leidy glacier, Greenland

    Letter X: north-west corner of Leidy glacier, Greenland

    Letter Y: Ugab river, Namibia

    Letter Y: Ugab river, Namibia

    Letter Z: wildfire smoke over Canada

    Letter Z: wildfire smoke over Canada

    Тhe Guardian 

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