Thursday, November 09, 2006

Earth From Space


Exhibit Shows Earth As Seen From Space
Nov 09 4:29 PM US/Eastern

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
AP Science Writer

Science and art merge in a stunning new Smithsonian exhibition featuring planet Earth as seen from above. Some of the satellite images show the home planet as only astronauts can see it, others taken with special instruments show things even they can't see.

There's a myth that the Great Wall of China is the only manmade object that can be seen from space, but that's not true, explains exhibit curator Andrew K. Johnston. And he proves it, pointing out satellite images of the Great Pyramids, downtown San Francisco, New Orleans while flooded by Hurricane Katrina, container ships in the harbor of Hamburg, Germany, and a nighttime view of the globe showing city lights. More here

satellite images show the home planet as only astronauts can see it
Ya, or as only someone with Google maps can see it, fascinating.
-Tasha Rhodes Libertarian
by Tasha Rhodes

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