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Where in the World?

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Test your geography knowledge with The Atlantic's Google Earth puzzle

Of the many Google innovations that have transformed our media world, Google Earth may be our fave. It takes a previously esoteric realm of photography — satellite imagery — and gives any internet user the power to view the planet from the sky. In doing so, it teaches us plenty about our impact on Earth. Earlier this month, The Atlantic presented readers with a challenge: look at a......read more

Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere

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Time-lapse stunner assembled from Elektro-L satellite imagery

This jaw-dropping new time-lapse video was cobbled together using images from Elektro-L, a Russian weather satellite that's currently orbiting about 22,000 miles above Earth. It's a stunner.The video, created by the person behind the Planet Earth website, shows off Earth’s northern hemisphere in crystal clear and vibrantly-colored images. The satellite reportedly creates a 121......read more

The Year in the Earth (from Space)

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Striking images of our home planet as seen from orbit in 2012

For brain-melting images of earth as it is seen from space, NASA's Earth Observatory is the spot. The Earth Observatory's Image of the Day is a vital part of any earth enthusiast's daily web feed. As we close in on the end of the year, it's a good time to take a look back at some of NASA's greatest image hits over the year. Here is a handful of stellar shots, courtesy of The......read more

Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

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These beautiful, unsettling satellite images reveal manmade environmental perils

It was the late 1960s when early satellite images of earth revealed a planet that seemed largely untouched. The picture today is much different. Sure, the imaging technology is much more powerful, but more important, global population is double what is was back then, and the portion of it driving cars and devouring energy is a lot bigger as well. Contemporary satellite images show just how much......read more

Mindblowing Images of Earth from Space

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Satellite images from the European Space Agency that just might melt your brain

If you know us at all, you know that we love us some satellite images of Earth (see here, here, or here for proof). There's nothing quite as humbling or mesmerizing as views of Earth as they appear from space. The ESA archive contains thousands of snapshots from the European Space Agency's satellites, with various sensors and cameras capturing myriad facets of the planet through different......read more

Earth as Art 3

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Psychedelic satellite pics of planet earth.

The space nerds at NASA Goddard Center are all up on the social media. These mind-expanding satellite photos were pulled (and cropped, sorry!) from NASA Goddard's Flickr stream, from a set called Earth as Art 3. Amazing images! Imagine having a backlit C-print of one of these, blown out huge on your wall. Whoa.   More NASA Goddard social media action can be had on Twitter and......read more

Incredible Images of the Great Salt Desert

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Mesmerizing views of Iran's largest desert from space

For our money, there's nothing like some good satellite or aerial photography to shift our perception of this planet we call home. Looking like abstract paintings, these images offer stunning views of the arid landscapes in Iran's largest desert, the Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert. The word kavir is Persian for salt marsh. The essentially uninhabited zone -- covering an area......read more

Satellites: A User's Manual

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Part 1 in a series of charming informational films on the science of satellites.

Ever wondered how satellites work? Neither have we, but the short animated films made by This is Real Art for European satellite company Astra manage to make the subject thoroughly fascinating. If high school physics was this awesome, we'd all be scientists. (Via Creative Review)...read more

Butterfly/Satellite

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Kidkanevil ft. Cuushe & Submerse, directed by Sankaku

Here's a psychic sorbet for your day. Video directed by sankaku sankaku-works.org/ Project Mooncircle: projectmooncircle.com Kidkanevil: facebook.com/kidkanevil twitter.com/kidkanevil ...read more

Smith & Gill Architecture: Great City

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Green-focused, pedestrian-first satellite city planned for China

China's hyper-dense urban centers tend to conjure images of huge crowds, gridlocked traffic, and polluted air. The Great City, now under construction near the city of Chengdu, aims to be anything but that. Designed by Chicago firm Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, the Great City is a plan for a sustainability-focused, pedestrian-based satellite city that 80,000 people will......read more

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