19 views from space that show our impact on the planet

Most people know that the Great Wall of China is just one of many wonders that we can see from space. Another example is the pyramids in Egypt. But NASA has taken things one step further with incredible images taken from the ISS and the various satellites that circle the Earth.

Sadly, a lot of these images show the devastating effects of human life, as we slowly, but surely, destroy the world around us. These photos are as much a testimony to climate change as they are to massive deforestation - images that are a big wake-up call...

1. The fires in the Amazon rain forest

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2. An incredible jetty in Saudi Arabia

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3. Deforestation...

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4. Our polluted oceans

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5. Perfectly round fields!

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6. Potassium mines in Utah. The colour differences relate to evaporation levels

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7. Imaging living on the idyllic Palm Island in Dubaï

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8. Oil fields in Argentina that look like fairy lights when seen from space

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9. A man-made star

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10. Awesome land art in Arizona

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11. An immense diamond mine called the Big Hole!

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12. Fields in Brazil, seen from space

13. When a freeway looks like a work of art!

14. A man-made oasis in the middle of the desert

15. The Kohnen Search Station in Antartica. This photo caused panic when it was first released - no one had a clue what it was!

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16. Gigantic mines!

17. A stunning luxury hotel in a Chinese desert

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18. The Great Wall of China

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19. More proof of devastating deforestation

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