Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Earth view from 425 miles above

Incredible images captured from 425 miles above the Earth's surface

Capturing the natural and man made beauty of our planet, these remarkable images are photographed from 425 miles above the Earth's surface

St. Petersburg
Showing the world's tallest mountain... Mount Everest

The glory of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, they make up part of commercial satellite firm GeoEye's 2011 calendar

Grand Palace, Bangkok
GeoEye have released this year’s calendar to mark 18 years as the world's largest space imaging corporation


Piazza del Campo in Siena
Operating three satellites out of their Dulles, Virginia headquarters, GeoEye provide exclusive imagery to the Google Earth and Google Maps applications. As of last year, GeoEye had gathered together 340 million square kilometres of photographs and their newest satellite GeoEye 1 is capable of capturing something the size of a beer barrel from 684 kilometres up


The five story, marble-lined Ak Orda Palace in Kazakhstan
"Our biggest customer is the military and primarily the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, whom we provide photos to within 50 cm clarity on the ground," said Elizabeth "Eli" Doerr, GeoEye's Corporate Imagery Services Representative


The First hole at Augusta golf course, Georgia
Launched in 2008 GeoEye 1 ''has a sun-synchronous orbit, which means that it can pass over the same location every day at approximately 10.30am...


The Takla Makan Desert, China
...and is capable of collecting up to 700,000 square kilometres of material every day''


Australia's Bondi Beach

The coastline of Antigua

Sao Paulo's Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over the Pinheiros River in Brazil

The island of Santorini, Greece


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