Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth’s fresh water.
This color photograph of Washington D.C., was taken by a Zenit Satellite (The Soviet version of the CORONA satellite) in the 1960’s. Objects as small as 5 meters (16.5 feet) across can be distinguished.
Van Gogh from Space | Massive congregations of greenish phytoplankton swirl in the dark water around Gotland #remotesensing
"Gotland is a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. (The colors are natural.) Population explosions of phytoplankton occur when deep currents bring nutrients up to sunlit surface waters, fueling the growth and reproduction of the tiny plants." - WSJ
Cruising over the East Coast of North America with #ISS via @geekosystem and @NASA
“The geography buffs out there will certainly enjoy picking out the landmarks as the ISS cruises over the eastern United States on January 29, 2012, from Central America to the bright Northern lights of Newfoundland.”
Satellite imagery of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant #remotesensing #geoeye
"This half-meter resolution satellite image was taken of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant three days after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011.The image was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space as it moved from north to south over Japan at a speed of four miles per second."
Image Source: Geoeye2011
Using radar satellites for monitoring underground construction. #remotesensing
"Astrium GeoServices is using TerraSAR-X satellite imagery for monitoring underground construction in Budapest. “In addition to the terrestrial surveillance, Astrium GEO-Information experts conducted a monitoring project using high-resolution TerraSAR-X imagery. By analysing >40 acquisitions recorded during 1.5 years, the experts detected significant surface displacements of up to 10 mm per year,” says the company.”