Awe-inspiring photos of Earth from Space!

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey folks,

Just wanted to point you guys to a site I've just found, which I could (and probably will, over the weekend) spend hours on...

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/clickmap/

I've found some stunning images there already, including Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand, surrounded by the snowcapped southern alps. Amazing stuff. Not to mention a fantastic source of custom desktop wallpaper!

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Post 3+ Months Ago

That really is awesome. I found a great photo of Calgary and you can pick out everything, the parks, the communities, the major roads, even exactly where I live. It's hard to believe that came from 'space'. Makes we wonder how high up they were for those.
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I went to have a look but its taking forever for the index page to load :S
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It dosnt appear to go as far in as i thought it would. Maybe it was the options i picked. It only shows the mountains around this area of Scotland from a very high altitude.
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I can see it now, wow what a great website, it is amazing isnt it, a whole other space out there!
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Dont get me wrong, it is an amazing site, but is this as close as you can get...

The only View of Aberdeen i get
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yeah this is the closest for Melbourne
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/Q ... 07-E-15354

oh well its still dang cool to see pics of my home town like this:
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/Q ... 106-724-43
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It shows New York, Melbourne, and every other city except Aberdeen.

Melbourne looks pretty cool!

Damn!

Oh well.
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it doesnt show where I am actually from though either, so I wouldnt feel left out - but Melbourne is close enough for me!

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musik wrote:
it doesnt show where I am actually from though either, so I wouldnt feel left out - but Melbourne is close enough for me!


This is a little closer:

http://www.terraserver.com/imagery/imag ... der_id=340

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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you want some REALLY close-up pics, try this site:

http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/default.htm

...or...

http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/int ... /index.htm

Fewer cities, but more detail!

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davenewt wrote:
musik wrote:
it doesnt show where I am actually from though either, so I wouldnt feel left out - but Melbourne is close enough for me!


This is a little closer:

http://www.terraserver.com/imagery/imag ... der_id=340

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oh wow that is awesome! I can see the Yarra river and some of the main hwy's :D

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