Tag: satellite

Nov 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team In some areas, winds tend to blow in roughly the same general direction all year. The Grand Erg Oriental, a sprawling sea of sand dunes in the Saharan Desert, is not one of them. The winds in northeastern Algeria tend to be complex and changing.…

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Jul 25, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Fifteen years ago, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope,…

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Jul 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Photograph by Apple Maps / Digital Globe In celebration of the Fourth of July (The United States’ Independence Day) we see a satellite view of the iconic Statue of Liberty, a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor (40°41’21″N 74°2’40″W). The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and…

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Jun 11, 2014

17 Satellite Photos Around the World that Will Change Your Perspective

17 Satellite Photos Around the World that Will Change Your Perspective

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. From this perspective, pattens in nature and human development emerge and you see the world in an entirely different light. Daily Overview is a new…

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Apr 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day

Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day

A SATELLITE VIEW OF EARTH ON EARTH DAY Satellite Image by NASA NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…

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Feb 11, 2014

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities. You’ve no doubt already…

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Jan 9, 2014

The Vastness of Space, Miniaturized

The Vastness of Space, Miniaturized

Trying to comprehend the expanse of space is a daunting task. Just reading about the distance between Earth and the nearest star/planet/galaxy is enough to boggle most minds. So the thought of miniaturizing something so expansive as the Cosmos is both fascinating and counter-intuitive. Last month reddit user TheScienceLlama used the Tilt-Shift filter in…

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