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Google brings NASA’s Black Marble to Google Maps in amazing detail
Google has created a unique Google Map of NASA’s amazing Black Marble image which allows you to explore the Earth at night in amazing detail.
From 1972 to 2012 – each of NASA’s Blue Marble images together
Watch NASA’s three Blue Marble, including its latest Black Marble, images animated and see more about how they were created.
NASA’s Black Marble image shows how stunning the Earth is at night
NASA updates its Blue Marble image to show the Earth at night. Black Marble is a stunning view of man’s impact on the planet.
Downing Street available to tour on Street View
Similar to its showcase of The White House three months ago, the British Prime Minister’s Office at Number 10 Downing Street is now available to view on Google Street View.
NASA captures ultra-HD video of the Transit of Venus
NASA has released ultra-HD video of the Transit of Venus recorded by its Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite
Street View arrives in South Korea, 24 new cities worldwide get 45° imagery
Google Street View has arrived in South Korea for the first time, with explorable street-level imagery available for Korea’s two largest cities; Busan and Seoul.
NASA satellite shows first glimpse of the world’s newest island
NASA has released two stunning images of the world’s newest, and as yet unnamed, island – located in the Red Sea near Yemen.
GeoEye captures Burning Man 2011 from above
US-based geospatial information company GeoEye has captured this satellite image of Burning Man 2011. The image was taken on September 01, 2011 as the week-long event was taking place.
NASA satellite records Apollo Moon landing sites in high definition
NASA has released some of the most detailed images of the Apollo Moon landing sites ever recorded. The image show everything from debris left behind by Apollo astronauts to boot tracks.
Google focuses its Crisis Response Unit on Hurricane Irene, NASA releases images
Google’s Crisis Response Unit is now focused on tracking Hurricane Irene as it hits the Eastern United States. The search company has released a custom map tracking the storm’s path.
Meanwhile in Phoenix, Arizona massive sand storms engulf the city
They are over 100 miles wide, over a mile high, and are regular occurrences in Phoenix, Az. These clouds, called Haboobs, happen in arid areas of the world, most commonly the Sahara desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Central United Stats, affecting states as diverse as Kuwait and Iraq, to Texas and New Mexico.
NASA launches Android app, gets good reviews but criticized for being slow
NASA has released an official free app for Google Android devices. The app has been generally well received by Android users although many, including ourselves, have been complaining that the app is slow and buggy on some Android devices
International Space Station to broadcast live HD video stream of Earth early next year
Canadian company UrtheCast will begin streaming live HD imagery of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) in Spring 2012. Two cameras will be mounted to the outside of the ISS where the video will be down-linked and broadcast on the Internet for the world to see.
Aerial photography confirms existence of unknown tribe deep in Brazilian Amazon
The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
Astronauts onboard International Space Station capture image of Ireland and UK at night
Although this image has been published for a few months now, it’s definitely worth sharing. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station captured this beatiful image of Ireland and the UK illuminated by city lights on Christmas Eve, 2010.
First satellite images of Grímsvötn volcano suggest ash cloud drifting northwards
As Iceland’s latest eruption of Grímsvötn volcano begins to spread fear of a repeat of last year’s travel disruption caused by the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, NASA has released two satellite images clearly showing the path of the eruption’s subsequent and potentially disruptive ash plume.
Counter-Strike: Source modder recreates Osama bin Laden’s Abbottābad compound
A Counter-Strike: Source modder has recreated the Abbottābad compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by elite US Navy Seals on May 1. The playable level, fy_abbottabad, painstakingly recreates the terrorist leader’s Pakistani hideout allowing gamers to battle each other online in the structure.
Google releases advance preview imagery update of Bin Laden compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan
Google have today released an advanced preview imagery update encompassing parts of Abbottābad, Pakistan where Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden was killed during a co-ordinated and deadly assault by American Navy SEALs and CIA paramilitary forces. The update, which Google describes as “of particular interest”, is only available as an advanced preview KML file viewable in Google Earth, and will be included in Google’s next scheduled imagery update.
NASA satellite image of gorse fires raging across the north and west of Ireland
NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response, an emergency response system that provides near real-time satellite “thermal anomaly” imagery, has captured this image of gorse fires raging across parts of the north and west of Ireland. The image was taken yesterday afternoon as strong winds and prolonged recent dry spells have driven gorse, bog, and forest fires “out of control” in Donegal, Down, Galway, Mayo and parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.