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Check the link below...This is really a sight to behold!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Check the link below...This is really a sight to behold!

    The image is a panoramic view of the world from the new space station. It is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating the populated areas. You can scroll East-West and North-South; Note that Canada's population is almost exclusively along the US border. Moving east to Europe, there is a high population concentration along the Mediterranean Coast. It's easy to spot London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. Check out the development of Israel compared to the rest of the Arab countries.

    Note the Nile River and the rest of the "Dark Continent." After the Nile, the lights don't come on again until Johannesburg. Look at the Australian Outback and the Trans-Siberian Rail Route. Moving east, the most striking observation is the difference between North and South Korea. Note the density of Japan. What a piece of photography. It is ! an! absolutely awesome picture of the Earth taken from the Boeing built Space Station last November on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric conditions.

    Click here:

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Very cool. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Goober 1/2 ton status

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    That's really cool!!!

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    awsome you can see how the population centers follow the highways and interstates
     
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    That ONE dot in OHIO is my campfire!
     
  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    That ONE dot in OHIO is my campfire!

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Very cool. Thanks for posting it.

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    no problem i thought it was cool so i thought i would pass it on /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That is pretty cool. If you look and think about it, you can see where the major interstates (I-80, I-25, I-35, I-90, etc.) are by the route of the lights. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That is cool.I like to watch the Nasa channel on TV too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I see Vegas, I wanna go.

    Keep in mind that this is a composite shot as would be impossible to do other wise.
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Keep in mind that this is a composite shot as would be impossible to do other wise.

    [/ QUOTE ] Not if you had a really big rolling pin.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    I'm surprised at how few lights are in China...considering the population.
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    just wait til they get the new damn built..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Very cool, thanks.
    BUT, one question - now I'm no astrologist, but when did they happen to find the time when the whole earth was experiencing night hours. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Think about that. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    that and no clouds. im sure they must have taken it peice by peice and put it together.
     
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    thats sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I like the big black hole of North Korea and Pakistan.
     
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    <font color="green"> Yep, that is a cool shot, it's been my wallpaper for about a year now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I run dual monitors at work with 3200x1200 resolution so it looks great. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif There are some good sites out there that have really cool hi-res images from space, Blue Marble is a pretty easy one to navigate. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif </font>
     

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