Journal: News & Comment

Monday, October 14, 2002
# 12:49:00 PM:

Not the view you'd expect

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This photo was taken out the window of the space shuttle while in orbit. This one, and this one, this one, and this one were also taken from orbit. The great detail and sometimes unusual angles make the photos look more like those from aircraft, but they were taken by astronauts -- sometimes hand-holding a camera -- from space.

Here's a composite satellite image showing average North American snow coverage in the first week of February, 2002. There's a reason they call Canada the Great White North. And here is a closer view (taken in April) of the part of Canada I live in, with the neighbouring chunk of the U.S. in the lower part of the photo.

Oh, and it's not from a satellite, but here's an amazing photo you might have seen, of a wildfire from the summer of 2000.


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