Asia

Satsuma-Iwojima

Here is a great shot of Miyakejima Satsuma-Iwojima Island off the coast of Japan. It is volcanic in origin and the big volcano is Mount Oyama. This has erupted several times in recent history. A lava flow in 1940 killed…

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Monday, 25th July 2005

North Korean Dams

There isn’t much high res imagery in North Korea but in the thin slice that is visible there is a wacking great river. I’ve counted no less than three hulking dams on this river. They certainly seem to like their…

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Monday, 25th July 2005

The Great Wall of China

It’s a very common misconception that the great wall of china is the only man made object visible from space (sometimes others say from the moon, or from a satellite). Apparently the rumour started long before anyone had even been…

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Thursday, 21st July 2005

Inverted North Korea

Check out this weird section of image that woowoowoo found in North Korea. He said: Somehow a whole chunk of data has inverted colours – taken into Photoshop and inverted, it looks much more correct. In our first thumbnail you…

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Wednesday, 20th July 2005

Tokyo Disney Resort

Completing the set of Disney Parks is the Tokyo Disney Resort. The resort is split into two main sections, Tokyo Disneyland Park, with the usual magic mountain, etc. and Tokyo DisneySea Park which is based around various themed ‘ports’. One…

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Monday, 18th July 2005

Bahá’í Temples

The Bahá’í Faith is one of the youngest of the world’s major religions. There are currently seven Bahá’í Houses of Worship in various parts of the globe, although we can only find two of them available in high-res satellite shots.…

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Thursday, 14th July 2005
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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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