Images of Earth from space meet fashion as Vogue magazine currently features the “Fragility and Beauty” exhibition in Milan, Italy. Through several satellite images, the Italian online edition of Vogue highlights how the exhibition creates a link between scientific research, space technology and art, focusing on the theme of climate change and sustainable development.
Organised by ESA and the Italian Space Agency and inaugurated in May 2019, the “Fragility and Beauty” exhibition can be seen at the Italian National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.
This image of northern Serbia is just one of the many beautiful images from space included in the exhibition. It is a false-color image, and apart from being beautiful, the different colors indicate varying vegetative states. For example, yellowish patches indicate soil or freshly ploughed land, while shades of blue (primarily in the lower left) indicate either the same crop or different crops at a similar stage of growth.
Image Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA