Amazing Satellite Image Cutouts Turn Infrastructure Into Intricate Art

Human civilization has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings—as in the work of Jenny O'Dell—these vast tangles of organized chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale. » 3/12/14 7:40pm 3/12/14 7:40pm

Winter Olympics Host Cities Look Amazing From Space

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has released a fresh collection of stunning satellite images to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Thanks to them you can view most of the cities and countries that have hosted the Winter Olympics, through the eyes of NASA. Each one is more stunning than the last. » 2/07/14 9:20am 2/07/14 9:20am

These Astounding Satellite Images Were the Best Bird's-Eye-Views of 2012

Our daily does of satellite imagery through services like Google Maps have made looking down at Earth seem rather hum-drum at times. But there are still magical and majestic sites to be hold, as seen in this selection from 2012. » 12/25/12 3:00pm 12/25/12 3:00pm

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like Art

Our planet is full of breathtaking views: oceans, mountains, forests, glaciers, and plenty more besides. Look at it all from space, though, and plenty of those views become so striking that they're hard to distinguish from art. » 12/05/12 7:21am 12/05/12 7:21am

We Started Recording the Earth From Space Forty Years Ago and Haven't…

These days it seems like we're constantly seeing gorgeous images of the Earth from space. It wasn't always that way. On July 23rd 1972, NASA launched ERTS-1 satellite into space to observe the planet. We've never seen ourselves the same since. » 7/23/12 1:00pm 7/23/12 1:00pm

The Destructive Path of a Tornado

Last week, more than 150 tornadoes ripped through the Southern United States killing many. Satellite images have captured images of the tornadoes' tracks and in this particular image, you can clearly see it zipping diagonally across the screen. » 5/03/11 7:20pm 5/03/11 7:20pm

Google Earth Showing New Satellite Images of Japan

You're probably going to want to polish up and open Google Earth. Google has been processing new updated satellite images of Japan and they're constantly trying to find more as fast as possible. They're on top of Kushiro, Tokyo, Kamaishi, Fukushima (before outer structure collapse) and Yokohama right now. Find the… » 3/12/11 3:09pm 3/12/11 3:09pm

Satellite Images Can See That Everyone Shops More On Black Friday

Do you know what's a good way to know if people are shopping? By checking the parking lots. And according to satellite images from Remote Sensing Metrics, people have been shopping a lot more this year than years past. » 11/27/10 8:00pm 11/27/10 8:00pm

Indian Head: Placed There by Aliens?

We weren't aware that Indians had iPods back in ancient times, but then we weren't aware that prehistoric Egyptians flew helicopters, either. It's a constant learning process. But check out this location in Google Maps or enter 50 0'38.20"N 110 6'48.32"W in Google Earth and you'll see a distinct Indian head, complete… » 10/26/06 9:49am 10/26/06 9:49am