My apologies to anyone who doesn’t happen to live in the Northeastern United States. I don’t want you to feel bad for us. But I do want you to recognize the fact that we’ve been walloped with four enormous snowstorms in three weeks. Adding insult to injury, the most recent one occurred the day after spring “began.”
Wildfires continue to ravage the Canadian province of Alberta, and experts say they could double in size and take months to extinguish. Here are the latest space-based images of this unprecedented natural disaster.
The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) project satellite captured this dazzling, hypnotic footage of a solar eruption yesterday.
The desert creates gorgeous structures, and the Eye of the Sahara is no exception. The stunning structure of bare rock peeks out from a sea of sand, forming a beautiful landmark for astronauts overhead. While circular usually means impacts or eruptions, the eye emerged from differential erosion.
The DOVES are a flock of microsatellites tasked with rapid Earth imaging. Now all those images are free-to-use under a creative commons license.
You may know these sites at a glance from ground-level. But can you still identify them when looking down from space?
It's not so hard to tell Dallas from Milan, but what if you were looking from more than 500 miles above – and in the dark? This quiz from Nautilus takes city light maps snapped via satellite and asks you to sort which city matches which light signature — a surprisingly tricky task.
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.
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.
Is this image a satellite picture or a microscope one? That's the question posed by "Macro or Micro?," an exhibit created by two scientists with completely different focuses. Oh, and we'll tell you the answer below.
What impact do factory farms have on the spaces of land they occupy? For his startling series Feedlots, Mishka Henner stitched together satellite images captured over sprawling factory farming operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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,…