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  • Geology Picture of the Weeks, Aug. 26-Sep. 6, 2009: Geologic Color

    08/27/2009 8:54:57 PM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 816+ views
    Since I probably won't be able to post next week (thought I might try to sneak one in Sunday) I'm putting up some colorful images. Hope you like. Another place I'm unlikely ever to visit: Akpatok Island, Ungava Bay, Canada: From space: Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Accessible only by air, Akpatok Island rises out of the water as sheer cliffs that soar 500 to 800 feet (150 to 243 m) above the sea surface. The island is an important sanctuary for cliff-nesting seabirds. Numerous ice floes around the island attract walrus and whales, making...
  • NASA Budget Cuts Jeopardize Environmental Satellite Missions

    03/06/2006 10:56:20 AM PST · by cogitator · 15 replies · 321+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | March 5, 2006 | Matt Crenson
    Budget cuts and poor management may be jeopardizing the future of our eyes in orbit -- America's fleet of environmental satellites, vital tools for forecasting hurricanes, protecting water supplies and predicting global warming. "The system of environmental satellites is at risk of collapse," said Richard A. Anthes, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. "Every year that goes by without the system being addressed is a problem." 'Program in Crisis' Anthes chairs a National Academy of Sciences committee that advises the federal government on developing and operating environmental satellites. In a report issued last year, the committee warned that...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Sep 25-Oct 1, 2005: Mount Rainier and SD Badlands from Space

    09/26/2005 9:09:44 AM PDT · by cogitator · 3 replies · 465+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | September 2005 | NASA
    Badlands National Park Go to the article above to see the full-size (3.7 MB) version of this image: Mt. Rainier, Washington The image below is the full-size version, but you can read the full article at the link above.
  • Satellite Photos Depict 'Earth As Art'

    12/03/2002 7:34:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 598+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/02 | Carl Hartman - AP
    Science - AP Satellite Photos Depict 'Earth As Art' Tue Dec 3, 2:49 AM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo! By CARL HARTMAN, Associated Press Writer They look like the work of abstract artists, but the images reflect reality — the rhythmic shapes of mountains, deserts, clouds, fjords, scattered cities and towns turned into brilliant patches of red, green and blue — flashed to earth from a satellite 440 miles in space. AP Photo More than three dozen of 400,000 photos taken by Landsat-7 since it was launched in 1999 are on display in an exhibit at...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-12-02

    11/11/2002 9:29:01 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 223+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-12-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 12 Terkezi Oasis in the Sahara Desert Credit: Landsat 7, NASA Explanation: Dominating the top third of Africa is the largest band of dry land on Earth: the Sahara Desert. Stretching across the Sahara are vast planes of sand and gravel, seas of sand dunes, and barren rocky mountains. Only 10,000 years ago, however, grasses covered the region, then rich in mammals such as lions and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-28-02

    10/27/2002 9:38:03 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 316+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-28-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 28 Earth's Richat Structure Credit: Landsat 7, USGS, NASA Explanation: What on Earth is that? The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is easily visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Once thought to be an impact crater, the Richat Structure's flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise. The possibility that the Richat Structure was formed by a volcanic...
  • Landsat "Earth as Art" Images

    07/24/2002 11:39:45 AM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Link post: Landsat "Earth As Art" Images
  • Landsat "Earth As Art" Images

    07/24/2002 11:24:47 AM PDT · by cogitator · 20 replies · 428+ views
    Our Earth As Art An example:
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 19-25, 2002

    05/20/2002 12:03:16 PM PDT · by cogitator · 3 replies · 269+ views
    The Big Island of Hawaii