Monthly Archives: December 2011

GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Gemasolar Power Plant, Seville, Spain

The solar array in Seville, Spain looks a bit like a giant human eye from space. On closer examination, the center of the eye features a concrete solar tower that stands forty stories high. It is ringed by 2,650 mirrors that blast scorching rays of sunlight to the tower, which stores the heat and converts it to energy. When the plant is completed in 2013, it will provide enough energy to fuel the city of Seville. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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Olympics Under Construction – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on MSNBC

What a difference two years can make, especially when you’re getting ready for the world’s biggest sporting event: This before-and-after slideshow features satellite imagery of London’s Olympic Park, the central site for the 2012 Games.

We’re presenting the scene as two separate pictures, showing the north and south side of Olympic Park. In each picture, the view on the left was captured by the GeoEye-1 satellite on Sept. 21, 2009, from a height of 425 miles (684 kilometers). The same satellite snapped a picture of the same place on Aug. 3, 2011, and that’s what you see on the right side of the screen… (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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Holiday Calendar: Mystery in the Gobi Desert – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on MSNBC Photoblog

What are those strange white patterns in China’s Gobi Desert? For weeks, experts have puzzled over the crazy lines that show up in satellite images.

Some of the theories have taken wild turns: Maybe they’re messages directed at Earth-observing extraterrestrials, or part of a UFO development program, or the remains of ancient cities. But the leading theory is that these patterns serve a variety of purposes for the Chinese military, including calibrating satellite imaging systems and testing radar avoidance techniques. There have also been claims that these are “fractal antennas” to shield underground weapons facilities from ground-penetrating radar.

This particular crazy-quilt pattern was picked up on July 27 from an altitude of 423 miles by the IKONOS satellite, one of the spacecraft in a commercial Earth-imaging constellation operated by GeoEye. The picture is today’s offering from the Cosmic Log Space Advent Calendar, which features views of Earth from space every day until Christmas…

An image captured by GeoEye‘s IKONOS commercial satellite shows a weird pattern of white lines in China’s Gobi Desert on July 27.

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Holiday Calendar: Hooray for Hollywood – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on MSNBC PhotoBlog

In honor of this year’s Golden Globe nominees, here’s a picture of the landmark Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, as seen by the GeoEye-1 satellite from a height of 425 miles (684 kilometers).

The sign, which spells out the name of the cinema world’s most famous locale in 45-foot-high (14-meter-high) letters, was originally created as an advertisement in 1923 and is now protected and promoted by the Hollywood Sign Trust.

Some folks used to say that China’s Great Wall was the only human-made landmark visible from outer space, but even if that was ever true, the rise of high-resolution satellite imagery has made that claim as obsolete as the silent movies. Come to think of it, far more obsolete: After all, the film with the most Golden Globe nominations this year is a new-wave silent movie titled “The Artist.”…

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GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Moneta, Sardinia

Moneta, on the Maddalena Archipelago, lies on the northeast edge of Sardinia. The archipelago is near the Strait of Bonifacio, making it a strategic position for maritime traffic. Applying analysis for overlays over one of Moneta’s busy ports provides the ability to quickly identify transportation lanes and structures, tourism sites and features, and other social and environmental elements. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Mall, Washington, DC

This image features the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, situated along the Tidal Basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. The memorial was built to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize recipient’s lifelong dedication to achieving human dignity for all. His global humanitarian vision continues to inspire us today. Crowds of people are visible around the centerpiece of the memorial, a 30-foot-high stone likeness of Dr. King. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Khor al Adaid, South Qatar

This image of South Qatar shows how the ebb and flow of the tide can create some unusual formations. Here, water and sand conjure up the shape and color of a tree as the tide swirls into the Persian Gulf. Qatar, an Arab Emirate in the Middle East, is one of the region’s wealthiest states due to its vast oil and natural gas resources. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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Analysis Report: Border Activity on the Libyan/Tunisia Border Using GeoEye-1 Imagery

Border Activity on the Libyan/Tunisia Border Using GeoEye-1 Imagery (PDF).

Five miles from the Libyan border in Tunisia, a massive tent city is under construction in the town of Allouetel Gounna. In this image taken today, hundreds of small tents and ruggedized shelters are in place. Personnel are starting to occupy the northernmost encampment. A store of unopened supplies exists at the eastern end of the new camp.

Crowds gathered in from of buildings, tents on Tunisian side of border.

Personnel, vehicles gathered at roundabout on Tunisian side of border…

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Holiday Calendar: Beauty of the Inland Sea – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on MSNBC Photo Blog

Khor al-Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, rates as one of the Arabian Peninsula’s natural treasures, and it’s easy to understand why when you take a look at GeoEye‘s satellite picture of the scene.

The blue-green water and white sediments combine to create a blossoming flower (or is that a leafy tree?), surrounded by the Arabian desert’s swirling sand dunes. Qatar has placed the 9-mile-wide (15-kilometer-wide) tidal lake on the tentative list for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site…

(The blue water and patterns of sediment in Khor al-Adaid, or Inland Sea, create a lovely effect when viewed from space by the GeoEye-1 satellite.)

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