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This Mosaic Photograph Of Ireland Taken From Space Is Absolutely Beautiful

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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There have been some gorgeous pictures of Ireland taken from space posted online recently, and now we've another to enjoy.

The picture was taken by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 satellite, a synthetic aperture radar which relays continuous imagery back to Earth. 

This morning the ESA EarthObservation Twitter account shared this beautiful picture, colouring the country to reflect its natural features: mostly green to represent our vast grasslands, coastal fringes comprised of granite are coloured orange, while boggy lowland areas take on a darker hue.

Take a look at it below.

Irish Mosaic

Pic: Irish Mosaic/Esa.int

To learn more about the process behind the picture, watch the ESA's video below.

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