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On Top Of The World! Sensational Collection Of Satellite Images Captures Earth's Natural Wonders
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 25th 2009

Posted on 07/25/2009 9:38:51 AM PDT by Steelfish

On top of the world! Sensational collection of satellite images captures Earth's natural wonders from space

CHER THORNHILL 25th July 2009

For decades, man has gazed up at the stars and marvelled at the wonders of the universe.

But, as this amazing selection of images shows, there are many mind-blowing sights to behold from the other direction.

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Pictures taken by astronauts and Nasa satellites give a fascinating bird's-eye view of Earth's natural wonders - including hurricanes, volcanoes and other powerful weather formations - from space.

A mosaic of Nasa satellite images gives the most detailed true-colour image of the Earth ever created

This vibrant image of the Great Barrier Reef shows colonies of coral off the coast as seen from above

The first - a sensational 'blue marble' image of our planet - is the most detailed true-colour image of our planet ever created.

The mosaic was stitched together from a series of satellite images, in particular from a single Nasa remote sensing device called the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.

A cloud of smoke climbs through the atmosphere from the Manam Volcano

This image shows how dust from the Sahara desert blew all the way over the British Isles

Aboard the Terra satellite 700km over the Earth, MORIS focuses on a range of the Earth's terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric features. In the vibrant image of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, colonies of coral clearly stand out from the ocean.

Photographs taken from the International Space Station capture hurricanes carrying fierce winds at speeds of up to 150mph over Jamaica, above, and the Gulf of Mexico

Travelling north to Papa New Guinea, the Advanced Land Imager on Nasa's Earth Observing-1 satellite picks up a cloud of smoke billowing up through the atmosphere from the Manam Volcano.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: amazon; climate; cloudformation; desertification; globalwarminghoax; mineraldust; refoliation; sahara; space; theamazon; weather; wonders

1 posted on 07/25/2009 9:38:52 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Thanks be to GOD!


2 posted on 07/25/2009 9:53:23 AM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: Steelfish

This vibrant image of the Great Barrier Reef shows colonies of coral off the coast as seen from above

A cloud of smoke climbs through the atmosphere from the Manam Volcano

This image shows how dust from the Sahara desert blew all the way over the British Isles

Photographs taken from the International Space Station capture hurricanes carrying fierce winds at speeds of up to 150mph over Jamaica, above, and the Gulf of Mexico

The Amazon and Negro rivers of South America during seasonal flooding in June 2004


3 posted on 07/25/2009 10:28:01 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

Thanks for the great pic posts.


4 posted on 07/25/2009 10:30:02 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: KoRn

So, what are those red dots with smoke/tornadoes coming from them in Britain?


5 posted on 07/25/2009 10:43:09 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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