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The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

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

Letter A: Utah’s Green river doubling back on itself, a feature known as Bowknot Bend
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter B: Arkansas river and the Holla Bend Wildlife Refuge
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter C: artificial islands at the southern end of Bahrain island
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter D: Akimiski island in James Bay, Canada
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter E: phytoplankton bloom off the New Zealand coast
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter F: valleys and snow-covered mountain ranges in south-east Tibet
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter G: this image of Pinaki island, French Polynesia, was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station in April 2001
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter H: rivers running through colourful ridges in south-west Kyrgyzstan
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

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
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter J: Trunk Reef near Townsville, Australia
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter K: glaciers at the Sirmilik national park in Mittimatalik, Canada
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter L: snow across the north-east US
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter M: glaciers in the Tian Shan mountains, north-east Kyrgyzstan
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter N: ship tracks over the Pacific. Ship emissions contain small particles that cause the clouds to form
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter O: Tenoumer meteorite crater in Mauritania. The meteorite struck Earth between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter P: Mackenzie river delta, Canada
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter Q: Lonar crater, India
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter R: Lago Menéndez, Argentina
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter S: clouds swirling over the Atlantic
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter T: a development along two roads, United Arab Emirates
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter U: Gooseneck state park, Utah
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter V: ash on the snow around Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter W: dust blowing over the Red Sea
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter X: north-west corner of Leidy glacier, Greenland
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter Y: Ugab river, Namibia
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Letter Z: wildfire smoke over Canada
The alphabet from space – in pictures (PHOTO)

Via: Guardian
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