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Satellite Imagery

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

PHOTOS: You've Never Seen Earth Like This

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

In a (slightly) different take on the standard "Best of 2013" roundup, DigitalGlobe has released its collection of the top 20 satellite images from 20...

This ISN'T What You Think It Is...

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science

How good is your eye? Can you identify a photo of a dragonfly wing when you see it? Or tell a close-up of snowflakes from a satellite photo of defores...

LOOK: Floating City's Gradual Sinking Charted In New Map

Posted 09.27.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 09/26/2013 01:59 PM EDT on LiveScience Venice, the "floating city" of romance and gondolas, is slowly s...

PHOTOS: New Line Cityzen By Azin Combines Satellite Imagery With Fashion

Posted 04.10.2013 | Style

Many artists and designers have looked to the night sky as inspiration. (Starry Night, anyone?) But Azin Valy is taking sky-high views to the next lev...

PHOTOS: Top Satellite Images Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.14.2012 | Science

The year is drawing to a close, and DigitalGlobe has published its selection of the top 20 satellite images of 2012. According to a written stateme...

Burma: Satellite Images Show Widespread Attacks on Rohingya

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Attacks and arson in late October by ethnic Arakanese against Rohingya Muslims in Burma were at times carried out with the support of state security forces and local government officials, Human Rights Watch said today.

Tiny Japanese Satellite To Perform Big Orbital Feat

Posted 07.26.2012 | Science

The robotic Japanese cargo vessel now en route to the International Space Station is loaded with food, clothes, equipment — and a set of tiny amate...

LOOK: Satellite Spies Strange Iridescent Phenomenon

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 06/27/2012 02:47 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Glory be. NASA's Aqua satellite caught an arresting image of ...

LOOK: New 'White Marble' Photo Shows Planet's Frosty Face

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 06/18/2012 05:43 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet A newly released image from NASA shows off our home planet fro...

Syria: New Satellite Images Show Homs Shelling

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

New satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts reveal that the bombardment of the Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs has inflicted widespread destruction and a large number of deaths and severe injuries of civilians.

PHOTOS: Amazing Images Of The 2012 Solar Storm

Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

A solar storm created a dazzling light show in the northern latitudes of Earth on Tuesday. The storm also bombarded the Earth with radiation in the fo...

PHOTOS: Plot Thickens In Mystery Of Giant Structures In China

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

The plot has thickened in the mystery of the giant structures in the Chinese desert. Earlier this week, images from Google Maps surfaced showing a ...

NASA IMAGES: 32 Inches Of Snow Cover Driest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

Extreme weather is in the air. The following satellite photo shows South America's Atacama Desert region -- known as one of the driest places on Ea...

Lynne Peeples

As Cholera Spreads Through Developing Countries, Satellites Offer Hope | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green

As cholera continues to ravage parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America -- reportedly reaching Puerto Rico and Hong Kong this week --...

Satellite View of Military Response to Crisis in Egypt (VIDEO)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson


New NGA Chief Becomes First Woman To Lead Major U.S. Intel Agency

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the ...

Iceland Volcano Satellite Image: NASA's Stunning Photo

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Iceland volcano satellite image posted by NASA offers an incredible view of this event. Ash from the Iceland volcano has halted flights across ...

Pakistan's triple threat against civilians:Taleban, Pakistani army and U.S. Drone strikes

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Larry Cox , Amnesty International USA Executive Director "I lost my sense when I reached the door of my house and saw and heard the crying of my ...

Saving the Gulf with Helium, String and a Digital Camera

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Colin Delany

Originally published on On top of the online reporting system for damage from the BP spill we looked at earlier, here's more crowdsourci...

Using Google Earth to Take a Walk on Mars

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

In addition to being able to see the surface of the Earth you can now experience global changes, space explorations and discover the ocean's secrets with Google Earth.

Devastation and Inspiration in Haiti

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

This is not the right time to empty your basement or closets to send clothes or unused materials to Haiti.

Electronics and Atrocities: Tech Supply Chains Must Do No Harm

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Sullivan

Electronics companies should commit resources to trace supply chains back to the point of extraction, conduct audits, and check assurances for fraud to certify electronics products as conflict-free.

Satellite Imagery Proves Catastrophic Failure of Joint Rwanda/Congo Military Exercises

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Reported have said that joint military operations between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been a catastrophic failure. Now satellite imagery of the Busurungi area in North Kivu clearly shows burned villages.

The Graveyards of Sri Lanka's War Zone

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

New satellite images reveal two new alarming features of an inaccessible Sri Lankan conflict zone: Large gravesites and evidence of mortars used in and around the so-called civilian save zone.