Monthly Archives: December 2011

GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Bora Bora, Tahiti

Can you look at this image of Bora Bora, one of the French Polynesian Islands, without daydreaming about your next vacation? Imagine snorkeling and scuba diving in pristine turquoise waters, and relaxing in one of the bungalows built on stilts, for the ultimate tropical vacation fantasy. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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GeoEye 2012 Calendar Images – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia

Efficient airport operations are vital for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, recently ranked the 16th busiest airport and the 6th most punctual in the world. Images such as these, showing runways, terminals, and surrounding terrain, help aviation professionals plan for airport growth, operations, and flight safety. (GeoEye High Resolution Imagery)

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Join Us! – GeoEye Company Page on Google +

We are officially transferring to our GeoEye Google + Company Page, so please follow us here: http://topl.us/geoeye . We’ll only be updating that page from now on. We look forward to interacting with you – thank you!

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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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