Satellite Photos


Palm Island , Dubai , United Arab Emirates

This IKONOS satellite image was collected on July 16, 2004. The Image shows this man-made island that lies

off the coast of Dubai in The Persian Gulf. The island is being built from 80 million cubic Meters of land dredged
from the approach channel to the Emirate's Jebel Ali Port. When complete, this resort will have approximately
1,200 single-family and 600 multi-family residences, an aquatic Theme park, shopping centers, cinemas and more.

2) The Great Pyramid, Giza , Egypt

This featured image is a 61-centimeter pan-sharpened image of the Great Pyramid in Giza , Egypt , collected by

QuickBird on February 2, 2002. The Great Pyramid is estimated to have been built circa 2650 B .C., and was
erected as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of The Fourth Dynasty. Upon the completion of its
construction, the Great Pyramid stood 145.75 meters (481 feet) high, and over the Millennia has lost
approximately 10 meters (30 feet) off the top. It Stood as the tallest structure on Earth for more than 43 centuries.

3) Nia gara Falls

The image shows the Niagara River that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario , snaking around Goat Island , in the

lower left of the full Image. Most of the river's water plummets over the Canadian/Horseshoe Falls, but some
diverted water spills over American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls downstream. Every second, more Than two
million liters of water plunges over the Horseshoe Falls Segment of Niagara Falls creating one of the world's
largest Waterfalls as well as eating away as much as two meters of rock per Year. The image was acquired August 2, 2004

4) Tsunami strikes the coast of Sri Lanka

This is a natural color, 60-centimeter (2-foot) high-resolution QuickBird satellite image featuring the

southwestern coast of Sri Lanka . Imagery was collected on December 26, 2004 at 10:20 a.m Local time,
slightly less than four hours after the 6:28 a.m. (local Sri Lanka time) earthquake and shortly after the moment
of tsunami Impact.

5) Ground Zero , New York City

This one-meter resolution satellite image of Manhattan , New York Was collected at 11:43 a.m. EDT on

Sept. 12, 2001 by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite. The image shows an area of white and gray-colored
Dust and smoke at the location where the 1,350-foot towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Since all
airplanes were grounded Over the U.S. after the attack, IKONOS was the only commercial High-resolution camera that could take an overhead image at the Time


6) Grand Canyon

Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) images from December 31, 2000. The above image is a true color view from the nadir Vertical) camera.

In addition to the Grand Canyon itself, which is Visible in the western (lower) half of the images, other landmarks Include Lake Powell, on the left, and Humphreys Peak and Sunset Crater National Monumen t on the right.
Meteor Crater appears as a Small dark depression with a brighter rim, and is just visible along The upper right-hand edge.

7) Malosmadulu Atolls , Maldives

North and South Malosmadulu Atolls are in the Maldives , an island Republic in the northern Indian Ocean,

southwest of India . The Maldives are made up of a chain of 1,192 small coral islands, which Are grouped into
clusters of atolls. It has a total area of 298 Square kilometers and a population of about 330,000. The capital
and Largest city is Male, with a population of about 80,000. Argu ably The lowest-lying country in the world, the average elevation is just 1 meter above sea level. The natural-color ASTER image of the Malosmadulu Atolls was acquired on December 22, 2002, and is Centered near 5.3 degrees North latitude, 73.9 degrees West

8) Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia

This IKONOS satellite image of Ayers Rock was collected Jan. 17, 2004. Ayers Rock is located in Kata Tjuta National Park , 280 miles 450km) southwest of Alice Springs , Australia . It is the world's Largest monolith, an Aboriginal sacred site and Australia 's most Famous natural landmark.

9) Noah's Ark Site?

Is it or isn't it? Satellite images of Mt. Ararat , Turkey have Pointed to a possible sighting of Noah's Ark.

Decide for yourself! Compare this image taken by Digital Globe on September 10, 2003 with Shamrock
-- The Trinity Corporation's image (enlarge). Also, note Their image is flipped.

10) The Nile River

This image of the northern portion of the Nile River was captured By the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer's (MISR's) nadir camera On January 30, 2001. Against the barren desert of Northeastern Africa , the fertile valley of the Nile River runs northward through Egypt . The city of Cairo can be seen as a gray smudge right where The river widens into its broad fan-shaped delta. Other cities are dotted across the green landscape, giving it a speckled appearance. Where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea (top) the
waters are swirling with color, likely a mixture of sediment, organic matter, and possibly marine plant life. Farther west, the bright blue color of the water is likely less-organically rich sediment, perhaps sand.

11) Earth's City Lights

This image of Earth's city lights, captured on October 19, 2000, Was created with data from the Defense
Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). The brightest areas of the
Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. Cities tend to grow along coastlines and  
transportation networks. The United State s interstate highway system appears as a lattice connecting the

brighter dots of city centers. In Russia , the Trans-Siberian railroad is a thin line stretching from Moscow through
the center of Asia to Vladivostok . The Nile River , from the Aswan Dam to the Mediterranean Sea , is another
bright thread through an otherwise dark region.

12) Mount St. Helens , Washington


On a Space Station expedition , astronauts observed and captured this detailed image of the volcano's summit
caldera. In the center
of the crater sits a lava dome that is 876 feet above the crater floor and is about 3,500
feet in diameter. The dome began to form After the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens . After the
ruption, there was not any dome building eruptions for more than a Decade. Afternoon lighting accents the flow
features in the volcanic
and debris flows and the steep valleys eroded into the loosely Consolidated material
near the summit. This picture was taken on October 25, 2002