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Fantastic geography to view from hundreds of miles in space.
Palm Island Dubai United Arab Emirates
This IKONOS satellite image was collected on July 16 2004. The Image shows this man-made island that lies off the coast of Dubai in the Persian Gulf. The island is being built from 80 million cubic meters of land dredged from the approach channel to the Emirates Jebel Ali Port. When complete this resort will have 1200 single-family and 600 multi-family residences an aquatic Theme park shopping centers cinemas and more.
The Great Pyramid Giza Egypt
This is a 61-centimeter pan-sharpened image of the Great Pyramid in Giza Egypt collected by QuickBird on February 2 2002. The Great Pyramid is estimated to have been built circa 2650 B.C. and was erected as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of The Fourth Dynasty. Upon the completion of its construction the Great Pyramid stood 145.75 meters (481 feet) high and over the Millennia has lost approximately 10 meters (30 feet) off the top. It stood as the tallest structure on Earth for more than 43 centuries
This shows the Niagara River that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario snaking around Goat Island in the lower left of the full Image. Most of the rivers water plummets over the Canadian/Horseshoe Falls but some diverted water spills over American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls downstream. Every second more Than two million liters of water plunges over the Horsehoe Falls Segment of Niagara Falls creating one of the worlds largest Waterfalls as well as eating away as much as two meters of rock per Year. The image was acquired August 2 2004
Tsunami strikes the coast of Sri Lanka
This is a natural color 60-centimeter (2-foot) high-resolution QuickBird satellite image featuring the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Imagery was collected on December 26 2004 at 10:20 a.m. Local time slightly less than four hours after the 6:28 a.m. (local Sri Lanka time) earthquake and shortly after the moment of tsunami impact.
Ground Zero New York City
This one-meter resolution satellite image of Manhattan New York was collected at 11:43 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12 2001 by Space Imagings IKONOS satellite. The image shows an area of white and graycolored Dust and smoke at the location where the 1350-foot towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Since all airplanes were grounded Over the U.S. after the attack IKONOS was the only commercial High-resolution camera that could take an overhead image at the time.
Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) images from December 31 2000. The above image is a true color view from the nadir Vertical camera. In addition to the Grand Canyon itself which is visible in the western (lower) half of the images other landmarks include Lake Powell on the left and Humphreys Peak and Sunset Crater National Monument on the right. Meteor Crater appears as a small dark depression with a brighter rim and is just visible
Malosmadulu Atolls Maldives
North and South Malosmadulu Atolls are in the Maldives an island Republic in the northern Indian Ocean southwest of India. The Maldives are made up of a chain of 1192 small coral islands which are grouped into clusters of atolls. It has a total area of 298 Square kilometers and a population of about 330000. The capital and largest city is Male with a population of about 80000. Arguably the lowest-lying country in the world the average elevation is just 1 meter above sea level. The natural-color ASTER image of the Malosmadulu Atolls was acquired on December 22 2002 and is centered near 5.3 degrees North latitude 73.9 degrees West longitude.
Ayers Rock (Uluru) Australia
This IKON OS satellite image of Ayers Rock was collected Jan. 17 2004. Ayers Rock is located in Kata Tjuta National Park 280 miles 450km) southwest of Alice Springs Australia. It is the worlds largest monolith an Aboriginal sacred site and Australias most famous natural landmark.
Noahs Ark Site
Is it or isnt it Satellite images of Mt. Ararat Turkey have pointed to a possible sighting of Noahs Ark. Decide for yourself! Compare this image taken by Digital Globe on September 10 2003 with Shamrock -The Trinity Corporations image (enlarge). Also note their image is flipped.
The Nile River
This image of the Nile River was captured by the MISRs nadir camera on January 30 2001. Against the barren desert of northeastern Africa the fertile valley of the Nile River runs northward through Egypt. The city of Cairo can be seen as a gray smudge right where the river widens into its broad fan-shaped delta. Where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea (top) the waters are swirling with color likely a mixture of sediment organic matter and possibly marine plant life. Farther west the bright blue color of the water is likely less-organically rich