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QuickBird satellite images provide a new perspective
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Posted on 12/29/2004 8:06:03 AM PST by Zacs Mom

The high-resolution QuickBird satellite images of the tsunami impact on Sri Lanka are just a few of the images on the Digital Globe web site that made me stop and say "Wow!" For example, check out the images on the links below:


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KEYWORDS: davismonthanafb; digitalglobe; fallujah; hajj; inca; incaruins; iraq; machupicchu; maze; mina; peru; salutetotroops; satellite; satelliteimages; suadiarabia; sumatraquake; tentcity; theboneyard
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To hear the media talk one almost gets the impression that Fallujah is a small town in Iraq~ when you look at this high resolution satellite image of Fallujah you get a real sense of what the Coalition Forces are up against in trying to secure this city:
Fallujah ~ Image Collected November 5, 2004

Over the years I heard many references to the tent city of Mina in Saudi Arabia. Mina is the city where Muslim pilgrims reside before heading to nearby Mount Arafat at dawn for the climax of the annual hajj. It wasn't until I looked at this QuickBird image of Mina that I grasped what this tent city was actually like:
Mina

and this image of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu (on the lower right) took my breath away:
Inca, Peru


There are many other incredible satellite images on the Digital Globe web site ~ it is well worth a visit and probably a bookmark as well!


Oh, two last images that I think are just plain cool:
A Corn Maze salute to our troops and The Boneyard, Davis-Monthan AFB

1 posted on 12/29/2004 8:06:06 AM PST by Zacs Mom
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To: Zacs Mom

Wow! I didn't see what you meant about the Incan ruins until I magnified them. Awesome!


2 posted on 12/29/2004 8:17:16 AM PST by Clara Lou (Hillary Clinton: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Zacs Mom

Impressive images, thanks for the link.


3 posted on 12/29/2004 8:17:36 AM PST by denlittle
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To: Melpomene

Bump for later.


4 posted on 12/29/2004 8:19:37 AM PST by Melpomene
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To: Zacs Mom

Amazing shots, expecially those of the ocean receding from the beach. I realize now why many people stood on the beach, mesmerized by what they saw.


5 posted on 12/29/2004 8:32:34 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Zacs Mom

bump for later.


6 posted on 12/29/2004 8:37:14 AM PST by Born Conservative (Entertainment is a thing of the past, today we've got television - Archie Bunker)
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To: Zacs Mom

I think I see Zarqawi down there in Fallujah. Quick, get me the Pentagon!


7 posted on 12/29/2004 8:39:07 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Zacs Mom

Inca switchbacks from hell.


8 posted on 12/29/2004 8:39:18 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Zacs Mom

mark


9 posted on 12/29/2004 8:40:07 AM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: Zacs Mom

Fascinating stuff in that boneyard pic ... whole lotta P3s, and a lonely little (well, not really so little) RB-57 sitting there ...


10 posted on 12/29/2004 8:40:47 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Clara Lou

PIng for later


11 posted on 12/29/2004 8:44:11 AM PST by KansasConservative1
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To: Zacs Mom

Bump for later on the cable modem.


12 posted on 12/29/2004 8:45:29 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: ArrogantBustard
I saw the RB-57 sitting there.

Think they'd mind if we borrowed it, and fixed it up?

They were active out at Malmstrom AFB, in Montana, when I was stationed there in the 70's.

13 posted on 12/29/2004 8:57:43 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier!)
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To: Northern Yankee

NASA still flies a couple of them ... I'm no pilot, but I'd be happy to sit in the back and run the sensors!


14 posted on 12/29/2004 9:00:45 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Zacs Mom
Dallas59 posted this link:

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURE/Tourists and Natives

And this is just one small section of one beach. There are hundreds of other beaches with similar 'debris' throughout the area. It is unimaginable.
15 posted on 12/29/2004 9:02:33 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: Northern Yankee

Take another look ... there's an early model B-57, with the dinky trapeziodal wings, to the right of the RB-57.


16 posted on 12/29/2004 9:02:38 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: TomGuy

truly heartbreaking! Reminds me of the images out of Rowanda a while back.


17 posted on 12/29/2004 9:06:51 AM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: Northern Yankee; ArrogantBustard

I noticed a bunch of what looked to be fairly good size planes set out in pieces.......toward the right side of the screen, I think. Do they use these "bones" for spare parts or something?


18 posted on 12/29/2004 9:09:10 AM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: TomGuy
A whole story told in 120th of a second!
19 posted on 12/29/2004 9:10:05 AM PST by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: Zacs Mom

The boneyard can be a source of spare parts, for aircraft still operating but long out of production.


20 posted on 12/29/2004 9:11:02 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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