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Satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night and internet cables
Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2011 | Telegraph

Posted on 10/24/2011 8:37:02 PM PDT by Dallas59








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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: images; satellite
Air traffic routes are shown between North America and Europe. Felix Pharand-Deschenes has created global snapshots depicting how power lines, roads and even air traffic corridors have come to dominate the surface of Earth. His visualisations based on real data show air traffic routes, the underwater cables that carry the internet, road and rail networks and electricity transmission lines all superimposed over cities at night.
1 posted on 10/24/2011 8:37:10 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59; SunkenCiv; blam; All

A portrait of modern earth.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 8:44:35 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks gleeaikin. Another “extra, extra” ping to the APoD listmembers.


3 posted on 10/24/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gleeaikin
Useless, I can't see my house.(ahem)
4 posted on 10/24/2011 8:53:26 PM PDT by blam
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To: gleeaikin

It’s FULL OF STARS.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 8:59:48 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Dallas59

6 posted on 10/24/2011 9:00:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: gleeaikin

Oh what a tangled web we weave!


7 posted on 10/24/2011 9:03:45 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wow, this pix of South Korea as compared with NoKo is stunning.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 9:06:35 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Dallas59

Moscow looks like a big glaring spider in the middle of a continent size electric web.
Black IT out and you wreck most of Eastern Europe and all of Northern Asia.

These images certainly have military value.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 9:08:10 PM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Dallas59

The second picture shows the best example of how the vote would go if the electoral college was to be abolished.


10 posted on 10/24/2011 9:10:36 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Pan_Yan

ping


11 posted on 10/24/2011 9:12:06 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Happy Rain; Pan_Yans Wife
Moscow looks like a big glaring spider in the middle of a continent size electric web.

That was the thing that stood out to me as well.

12 posted on 10/24/2011 9:15:56 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Dallas59

Ah, good. We continue to fly below radar coverage out her on our tocks in the middle of the Pacific. No one knows we are here, certainly not worth a satellite photo that reveals everyone else!


13 posted on 10/24/2011 9:18:07 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Vince Ferrer

North Korea is Al Gore’s Wet Dream


14 posted on 10/24/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pan_Yan

I thought the Nile lit up like that was something to ponder.


15 posted on 10/24/2011 9:24:44 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Ruskies have an enormous territory to keep tabs on. The immensity of it is boggling..........All the time the Chicoms are down there, plotting at all that unexploited area....


16 posted on 10/24/2011 9:25:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: txhurl

I didn’t notice the Nile the first time. Thanks for pointing it out. Very interesting.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 9:27:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

You ‘spose its all the rice farmers keeping each other abreast of tides every 20 feet or so on the superb wi-fi infrastructure?


18 posted on 10/24/2011 9:32:17 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: Dallas59

bfl8r


19 posted on 10/24/2011 9:38:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Dallas59

Beautiful.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 9:57:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The only thing lit is Pyongyang and probably not even all of that.


21 posted on 10/24/2011 10:21:49 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Dallas59

Lucky it didn’t rain anywhere that night.


22 posted on 10/24/2011 10:27:48 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Dallas59

Gonna be very easy to tell if a planet is reasonably inhabited. Just look at its dark side.


23 posted on 10/24/2011 10:33:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Dallas59

No place left to escape too...


24 posted on 10/24/2011 11:07:41 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: justa-hairyape
Gonna be very easy to tell if a planet is reasonably inhabited. Just look at its dark side.

So many planets. So many, many more light-years.

25 posted on 10/24/2011 11:22:33 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Dallas59

Apparently the lefties are using this as evidence to show the planet is overpopulated.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 11:32:20 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cynwoody
So many, many more light-years.

You got to beat that speed of light first, no doubt. Just kinda making a joke about all those Sci Fi shows and movies where the spaceship orbits the planet on the lighted side only and the captain says, do a scan for lifeforms.

Hey idiots, why not just look at the dark side of the planet as you approach ?

27 posted on 10/24/2011 11:55:11 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Dallas59
Exaulted Fleetlord. What is it Trag? Our probe in sector 284 has recorded this EM scan... Set a course... It shall be done!
28 posted on 10/25/2011 12:18:59 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Vince Ferrer
Visiting foreign astronomer:

"Man this will be GREAT! Talk about Dark Skies. I will be able to see everything tonight and get a lot of deep sky photography done up here in North Korea."

Approaching North Korean villagers:

"Mr. Foreigner, may we eat your leg please?"

29 posted on 10/25/2011 1:20:58 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mister Cain: a) IOWA upgrades, GOOD! b) Extend an offer to John Bolton to be your chief FP adviser)
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To: Dallas59

Crap...I left the light on.....again


30 posted on 10/25/2011 3:23:27 AM PDT by leenie312
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To: Dallas59

Items of note on these pictures;

1) North America: How much of Canadian population is so close to the US border. Will this change with Global Climate Change? Has Al Gore bought land there?

2) North America: Look at the differences between Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico, in both intensity and color. Real paradise there from the Castro brothers.

3) Europe: Look how bright tiny Israel is in comparison to its neighborhood.

4) Air Route Map: It may be an artifact of design but look at the bright lines going southwest from Spain to the Spanish Canary Island [?] area. We talk about European financial problems but there are a lot of cold Europeans going on summer vacations to these safe warm areas.


31 posted on 10/25/2011 4:25:30 AM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: Dallas59

That is extremely cool!


32 posted on 10/25/2011 5:30:44 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: miele man; All

If you look at the Caribbean you may be surprised to see that Cuba is very well lit, whereas when you look at Haiti/Dominican Republic you can see that the DR side has more going on. Puerto Rico also is fairly well lit.


33 posted on 10/25/2011 9:45:04 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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