Recap 2013 – Picture these: Earth’s snapshots worth taking a look

Recap 2013 – Picture these: Earth’s snapshots worth taking a look

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Satellite image of Maha Kumbh Mela
Dip Of Faith: Image of the world’s largest religious congregation, the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in India shows millions of people at the bank of River Ganges taking the holy dip. Multi-coloured tents transform the mudflats into a massive festival campsite.

 

Satellite image of Albertine Rift Uganda
Rainbow of splitting Earth: The image reveals the changes in water level in western Uganda. The area pictured is part of the Albertine Rift where the Somali Plate is splitting away from the rest of the continent.
satellite image of Rome
Quicker than pizza delivery: Setting a record, DMCii and Spacemetric delivered this satellite image of Rome in just 11 minutes flat.
Satellite Image of a new island, Zalzala Koh
Mud-pie island: A new island, Zalzala Koh, emerged from the sea after a huge quake struck Pakistan. The ”mud volcano” has sunk 10 feet into the sea since its initial appearance.
Satellite Image of Saudi Arabia as seen in Google Maps
Not a cloud in the sky: Google has removed clouds from the satellite imagery found in Google Maps and Google Earth for a clearer view of the planet. This image is of Saudi Arabia.
NASA captured the world''s largest panoramic photo at 6,000 miles long and 120 miles wide
6,000-mile-long panorama: NASA captured the world”s largest panoramic photo at 6,000 miles long and 120 miles wide. The swath is made up of 56 still images and stretches from northern Russia (image on top) down to South Africa (image at bottom).
Satellite Image of Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica
A giant split: A large iceberg has split away from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. The big chunk of floating ice is 21 by 12 miles, or 252 square miles (a bit smaller than Singapore).
NASA''s Landsat 8 transmitted this satellite image of Fort Collins, Colorado
The first look: NASA”s Landsat 8 transmitted this image of Fort Collins, Colorado, the very first view from the satellite. The satellite was launched on February 11, 2013.
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