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BLDGBLOG: Landscapes by Remote Control
"Clancey's look at the "robotic geologists" humans have sent to Mars over the past decade explores the strange phenomenon of science-at-a-distance, pursued, measured, recorded, and analyzed by human controllers located on another planet. "
book  review  science  remote-sensing  satellite  planetary  astronomy  mars  material 
october 2012 by tsuomela
NASA - Top Five 'Earth as Art' Winners
We asked the public to vote on their favorite images from the more than 120 images in the online "Earth as Art" collection. We received over 14,000 votes and are happy to announce the top five winners:
satellite  images  earth  art 
july 2012 by tsuomela
APOD: 2011 March 8 - Titan, Rings, and Saturn from Cassini
"How thin are the rings of Saturn? Brightness measurements from different angles have shown Saturn's rings to be about one kilometer thick, making them many times thinner, in relative proportion, than a razor blade. This thinness sometimes appears in dramatic fashion during an image taken nearly along the ring plane. The robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn has now captured another shot that dramatically highlights the ring's thinness."
astronomy  photography  satellite  planetary 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Thierry Legault - Partial solar eclipse and transit of the Space Station from Oman
"Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS), taken from the area of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman on January 4th 2011 at 9:09 UT, during the partial solar eclipse. "
space  satellite  exploration  photos  eclipse  photography  solar 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Official Blog: Seeing the forest through the cloud
In developing this prototype, we've collaborated with Greg Asner of Carnegie Institution for Science, and Carlos Souza of Imazon. Greg and Carlos are both at the cutting edge of forest science and have developed software that creates forest cover and deforestation maps from satellite imagery. Organizations across Latin America use Greg's program, Carnegie Landsat Analysis System (CLASlite), and Carlos' program, Sistema de Alerta de Deforestation (SAD), to analyze forest cover change. However, widespread use of this analysis has been hampered by lack of access to satellite imagery data and computational resources for processing.

What if we could offer scientists and tropical nations access to a high-performance satellite imagery-processing engine running online, in the “Google cloud”? And what if we could gather together all of the earth’s raw satellite imagery data — petabytes of historical, present and future data — and make it easily available on this platform?
environment  google  maps  technology  earth  satellite  remote-sensing  data-processing  gis  geography  deforestation  cloud  collaboration  data  sharing 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Beating The Radar: Getting A Jump On Storm Prediction
By running high-speed five-minute satellite scans through a carefully designed computer algorithm, the scientists can quickly analyze cloud top temperature changes to look for signs of storm formation.
weather  meteorology  satellite  remote-sensing  observation  computer  modeling  forecast 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Welcome to the McIDAS Website. In existence since 1973, McIDAS (Man computer Interactive Data Access System) is a suite of sophisticated software packages that perform a wide variety of functions with satellite imagery, observational reports, numerical forecasts, and other geophysical data. Those functions include displaying, analyzing, interpreting, acquiring and managing the data.
meteorology  data-collection  data-processing  satellite  imagery  remote-sensing  gis  weather  software 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Press Release: Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms Go Missing
Now, new images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are shedding light on the true structure of the Milky Way, revealing that it has just two major arms of stars instead of the four it was previously thought to possess.
astronomy  astrophysics  galactic  satellite  observatory  spitzer-space-telescope 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Visible Earth: Home
NASA gallery of satellite photos of Earth.
art  earth  space  satellite  photos  nasa 
october 2005 by tsuomela

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