Satellite Image of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan

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IKONOS (0.8m) Satellite Image of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan Click on image to view in full resolution. Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Victoria Falls ‘The Smoke That Thunders’

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Pleiades (0.5m) Satellite Photo of Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe Click image to view in high resolution. Copyright © ASTRIUM and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. View more satellite images and photos from the Pleiades 1A & … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Nazca Lines in Peru

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Pleiades-1B (0.5m) Satellite Image Nazca Lines in Peru Click image to view in high resolution. Copyright © ASTRIUM and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca … Continue reading

Satellite Image Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

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SPOT-6 (1.5m) Satellite Image of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa Click image to view in high resolution. Copyright © ASTRIUM and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 8,292 square kilometers. It is one of the … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Petermann Glacier in Greenland

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WorldView-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Petermann Glacier, Greenland – Ice Calving Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. The Greenland Ice Sheet blankets 81 percent of Greenland Island. This monstrous ice slab stretches 2,480 kilometers … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Cancun Mexico Yucatan

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WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula (Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved.) Cancun located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Moore Oklahoma Tornado Damage

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(Left image) Pleiades-1A (0.5m) Satellite Image of Moore Oklahoma – Pre Tornado April 29, 2013 (Right image) WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Moore Oklahoma Tornado Damage Post F5 Tornado Damage – May 22, 2013 Click on image to view in high resolution. … Continue reading

Satellite Image of Cabo San Lucas

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QuickBird (0.6m) Satellite Image of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Click image to view in high resolution. Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Cabo San Lucas is a city at the southern tip of the … Continue reading

Satellite Image of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

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Worldview-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia Click image to view in high resolution. Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system … Continue reading

Earth Observation Satellites 1957 to the Present

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Earth observation satellites are used to map and monitor our planet’s resources and ever-changing chemical life cycles. They follow sun-synchronous, polar orbits. Under constant, consistent illumination from the sun, they take images in different colors of visible light and non-visible radiation. … Continue reading