The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

How do we know that aliens aren't watching us right now? We don't. There could be cloaked vessels right on our doorstep. Luckily, some intrepid souls have been creating some illustrations for our new friends. Here are some of the wackiest pictures that are visible on Google Earth.

Top image: Stop Frames of the Planet.

A portrait of Genghis Khan in Ulaanbaatar, made for the traditional Mongol festival named Naadam in 2006

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via Vidor)

From The Vitruvian Man to Asterix and Obelix, 2001-2009

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

In this area near Utting am Ammersee, Germany there was a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man in 2001. Eight years later, the next available satellite picture shows us Asterix and Obelix. What a waste!

The naked Cerne Abbas Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Its age is unclear. There aren't any written references before 1694, and an 1617 land survey doesn't tell anything about, but it could have been created in Roman or Celtic times.

A gigantic chess board measuring 400 x 400 metres (1312 x 1312 ft) , near the Kyffhäuser Monument, near Bad Frankenhausen, Germany, 2009

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

In 2009, Germany's number one female player, Elisabeth Pähtz played a game on this board against a virtual chess community.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via ChessBase)

The Fovant Badges near Fovant, southwest Wiltshire, England

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Created by soldiers waiting to go to France, during the First World War in 1916 and 1917. 19 of the badges are lost.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Mysterious petroglyphs (rock engravings) near Llipata, Peru, made by the Paracas culture between 500 BCE and 400 BCE.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via jarcegaribay)

A Star of David? No, it's just a SAM (surface-to-air missile) Site at Nellis Air Force Range, Nevada

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

U-2 photograph of a similar place like the under construction during the Cuban Missile Crisis near La Coloma, Cuba, August 29, 1962

(via The National Security Archive at The George Washington University)

The 2/3 mile long (1 km) Guitar-shaped forest of Argentina's Pampas, made up from over 7,000 eucalyptus and cypress trees by Pedro Martin Ureta to memorialize his wife who passed away in 1977, when she was only 25.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via TwistedSifter)

"An Island in Time", near the airport in Munich, Germany, created by William Holderid in 1995.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

A heart-shaped meadow near Wickwar, South Gloucestershire, UK

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

A farmer, Winston Howes created this tribute after the death of his wife 18 years ago, using 6000 oak saplings.

The Long Man of Wilmington apparently comes from the Iron Age, but it may have been cut in the 16th or 17th century.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

A white hawk in Whitehawk, a suburb of Brighton, carved in 2001 by local artists.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Naked Woman Crop Circle, Sicilia, Italy, 2005

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The world's largest (124 ft or 38 m long) fingerprint in Hove Park, Brighton, UK

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via StopFramesofthePlanet)

A man-shaped lake in Sao Paulo State, Brazil

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The world's largest portrait: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first President of Turkey, near Erzincan, Turkey

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

This picture (it has a massive 7.5 sq km or 2.9 sq mi. size) was made by 3000 soldiers for a month only.

(via Travellingmyself)

The Alton Barnes White Horse, 1812

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via Brian Robert Marshall)

An eagle near Camp San Luis Obispo, an old California National Guard Camp in San Luis Obispo, California

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

This famous sight is on the side of Guard Mountain and created by some young cadets back in the mid-1960s.

(via FortWiki)

"Ni pena ni miedo" ("Neither Shame Nor Fear), written in the sands of the Atacama Desert in Chile

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

These four words are the world's largest poem, written by Raúl Zurita, a Chilean poet who suffered for almost two decades under Agusto Pinochet's dictatorship. The poem is 1.96 mi (3.15 km) long.

A "golden spiral" installation in Morocco, designed by the German land artist Hannsjörg Voth and architect Peter Richter, 1992-1997

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via RFHT Architecturbüro)

A World Map in Lake Klejtrup in Denmark, built by Søren Poulsen between 1944 and 1969

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via Frank Vincentz)

The 374 feet (110 m) long prehistoric hill figure, the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire, England

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer near Vashon, Washington

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

Nazca Lines, in the Nazca Desert, southern Peru, created between 400 and 650 AD.

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

(via Wikimedia Commons, CpSchools and TwoCrowsParanormal)