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Here are some amazing images of oceans. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s an image of the ocean current in the North Atlantic Ocean. This image was taken on September 20, 1992 during the STS-47 mission. Ocean currents are caused by various forces such as that of breaking waves, wind and many others.
Here’s an image of the Artic Ocean during a total solar eclipse on August 1, 2008. This image was captured by NASA’s Terra satellite which is primarily responsible in monitoring the conditions of the Earth’s environment including the climate changes.
This image showing the reflection of the sun on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean was taken from the Apollo 7 spacecraft on Oct. 20, 1968 during its 134th revolution of the Earth.
This photo of the earth, particularly the Indian Ocean was captured in 1999 during the STS-96 mission of space shuttle Discovery. Discovery is one of the three operational orbiters of NASA’s space shuttle fleet. Atlantis and Endeavor are the other two.
This image of a large iceberg floating at the Atlantic Ocean was captured by an Expedition 15 crew member from the International Space Station on October 1, 2007.
We have written many articles about the ocean for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the Arctic Ocean, and here’s an article about the largest ocean in the world.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.