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What happened in Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor 25 years ago?
This year marks the 25th anniversary of world’s worst nuclear disaster. In the early hours of April 26 1986 a series of explosions and a resulting chemical fire released large amounts of nuclear matter into the atmosphere over of much of Europe from Chernobyl’s number 4 reactor.
Google releases imagery update in Google Earth
The Google LatLong team have released an imagery update which is available now in Google Earth and Google Maps. The update is extensive and includes high resolution aerial imagery updates for Australia, Japan, Scotland, Wales and the US, and satellite imagery updates for eighty-five countries, including large parts of Ireland.
Google’s Earth satellite photographs SOS written on the ground in tsunami hit village
Google’s Earth satellites have photographed a singular plea for help from the people of the tsunami stricken town of Minamisanriku, Japan. The SOS messages was written in the grounds of the Shizugawa High School’s football field after the tsunami hit the village early on Friday
Google Earth: Before and after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan
Following NASA’s release of images of tsunami struck Japan Google Earth has released before and after images of the earthquake and tsunami. The images show in more detail than NASA’s the widespread and catastrophic damage the natural disaster has had on Japan and its citizens
NASA issues satellite imagery of tsunami hit Sendai, Japan & Pacific
NASA has dispatched its array of Earth monitoring satellites over the Japanese mainland to capture images of the devistation caused by Friday’s earthquakes and resulting tsunamis. One image, which was recorded 24 hours after the 8.9 magnitude megaquake by NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response Team, shows large sections of the eastern Japanese coast still inundated with tsunami flood water. A fire, surrounded by flood water, can also be seen raging in the top centre portion of the image.
Fresh Irish imagery updates in Google Earth
Following on with their monthly imagery update cycles, the Google Earth and Google Maps Imagery team have released another high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery update that again includes areas of Ireland, and in particular Derry/Londonderry, Mayo, Meath, Sligo, and Tyrone.
Armchair archaeologist discovers 2,000 potential archaeological sites using Google Earth
Australian archaeologist David Kennedy has discovered 1,977 potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia using Google Earth from the comfort of his office armchair in Perth.
NASA satellite image shows the huge scale of Tropical Cyclone Yasi
NASA has mobilised its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra satellite to track the massive Tropical Cyclone Yasi, which is currently heading for Australia’s Queensland cost. According to NASA the tropical cyclone is approaching Cairns, Queensland, at about 165kmph (90 knots) and is due to make landfall early tomorrow morning Queensland time.
Google Maps shows high resolution Aviva Stadium under construction
Google’s recent update of its Irish Google maps images, which we reported on yesterday contains high resolution images of the €410 million, 63,802 sq.m Aviva Stadium under construction. The stadium, which was built for between 2007 and 2010 can be seen in the early part of its construction – probably during the first six months of 2009, before the roof was added or pitch constructed (in November 2009). This would match the time Google’s Streetview cars were collecting images in Ireland. The satellite imagery shows cranes in the stadium constructing the stands.
NASA astronauts take photograph of Australian flooding from International Space Station
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have captured a true-colour image of the extensive flooding hitting Australia. This newly released photograph shows Brisbane River flooding parts of the suburbs of Brisbane.
Winter 2011 will be “challenging” for Ireland & UK, says NASA
Ireland and the UK face further bouts travel chaos, burst water pipes and closed schools with the return of heavy snow for the rest of the winter, according to NASA. NASA made the warning following the release of stunning new image of Ireland swathed in snow.
NASA satellite photograph shows snow covered New York
NASA has released a new high resolution satellite image of the North Eastern region of the United States covered in over 80cm of snow. NASA has already released satellite imagery of the continent blanketed in snow. You can see the accumulation of snow in this time lapse video.
NASA issues satellite image of storm battered USA, New York and Canada
Winter stores have abated in Ireland, the UK and Northern Europe but Canada and the North Eastern United States, especially New York and New England, are currently being battered with over 29 inches (73CM) of snow.
Ireland receives high resolution satellite imagery update in Google Earth
Ireland, among other countries, has received further high resolution satellite imagery updates in Google Earth. This follows a similar imagery release by Google last month
NASA issues new image of Ireland covered in snow as the #bigfreeze continues
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released another stunning satellite photography of Ireland and the UK blanketed in snow. The image, taken yesterday (December 8th 2010) shows much of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Isle of man covered in pristine snow.
Stunning new photo of snow-blanketed Britain taken from space
Not to be outdone by our British counterparts in terms of beautiful satellite snow imagery, the University of Dundee’s satellite receiving station captured this image that was received from NASA’s satellite Terra on December 2nd, 2010.
Amazing NASA photo of Ireland covered in snow
While the snow may be causing general disruption all over Ireland, the UK, and northern Europe, it does provide a chance to take some beatifically imagery, and none more so than from above.