Exploring Earth from Space

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Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.

Here are few examples of what you can discover exploring Earth from Space with help of Google Earth.

Christ the Redeemer, a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 38 m (105 feet) tall, weighs 700 tons and is located at the peak of the 700-m (2296-foot) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park at WGS84 Latitude: 22°57?5?S and Longitude: 43°12?39?W, overlooking the city. As well as being a potent symbol of the Roman Catholic Church, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.

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Located at the city of Agra in the State of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of architecture in the world a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife.  Read our article about Taj Mahal >>

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Here are some examples of amazing satellite “landscapes” we have discovered:


Secret (?) Facility in the mountains of Peru – view larger image for coordinates

Amazing “Dunes” in Peru:

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GeoEye is the world’s largest commercial remote sensing company, delivering the highest-quality, most accurate imagery to better map, measure, monitor and manage the world. GeoEye was formed as a result of ORBIMAGE’s acquisition of Space Imaging in January 2006. GeoEye owns and operates three earth imaging satellites: IKONOS, OrbView-3, and OrbView-2, and has GeoEye-1 under development. GeoEye has built a fully integrated receiving, processing, and distribution network for delivering high-quality imagery products to customers around the world.
For more information on products and services,please visit http://www.geoeye.com/.

Note: Presented here images are copyright GeoEye and Google.

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