14 August 2011

Starry Starry Phytoplankton

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Click image for wallpaper size. NASA Goddard image from Landsat 7.

Landsat 7 took this image of phytoplankton around Gotland Island (Sweden) in the Baltic Sea. If this doesn’t remind you of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting then you have zero imagination. Just as an aside, it’s not pronounced “van go” but more closely to van gogk. After selling only one painting during his life (and killing himself in a fit of depression), the least we can do is attempt to pronounce the name of one of the greatest artists who ever lived correctly!