This IKONOS satellite image was collected on July 16, 2004. The Image shows this man-made island that lies
off the coast of
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,
This featured image is a 61-centimeter pan-sharpened image of the Great Pyramid in
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.
The image shows the Niagara River that connects Lake Erie to
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
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
This is a natural color, 60-centimeter (2-foot) high-resolution QuickBird satellite image featuring the
southwestern coast of
slightly less than four hours after the 6:28 a.m. (local
of tsunami Impact.
This one-meter resolution satellite image of
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
6) Grand Canyon
Northern Arizona and the
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
Meteor Crater appears as a Small dark depression with a brighter rim, and is just visible along The upper right-hand edge.
North and South Malosmadulu Atolls are in the
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),
This IKONOS satellite image of Ayers Rock was collected Jan. 17, 2004. Ayers Rock is located in
Is it or isn't it? Satellite images of
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.
This image of the northern portion of 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
brighter dots of city centers. In
the center of Asia to
bright thread through an otherwise dark region.
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
eruption, 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