Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter
Here are some cool island pictures. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s a satellite image of the Caribbean Island from the International Space Station taken by the Expedition 20 crew in September 28, 2009. Haiti, the location of the catastrophic earthquake which occurred just recently, can be found in this island together with Dominican Republic.
This image of Groote Eylandt was taken in November 1989 during the STS-33 mission to space. Groote Eylandt, located at the Northern Territory in Australia, is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria having an area of 2,326.1 square kilometers.
This photo of Oahu Island in Hawaii was taken in September 1988 from the International Space Station. Oahu ranks third among the islands of Hawaii and the most important being the headquarters of the United States Pacific Command and the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex.
Here’s an image of Timor, an island located in Indonesia. This image was taken in November 1989 during the STS-33 space mission. Timor Island has an area of 30,780 square kilometers.
This is an image of Socotra Island situated in Yemen taken on April 1991 during the STS-37 mission. Socotra is one of the four islands in the archipelago of Socotra/Soqotra. It covers 95% of the archipelago’s land mass.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.