This half-meter resolution satellite image features the Burj Khalifa building, located along the Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of downtown Dubai. The skyscraper stands 828 meters (2,717 feet) high and is the tallest manmade structure in the world.
This Digital Elevation Model displays an area on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island and is located at the north end of Japan. The island is seismically active and has numerous active volcanoes.
This image of the territory of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area was acquired on 26 August from the UK-DMC2 satellite to the Moscow UniScan™ ground station of ScanEx RDC.
Early on August 28, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of Tropical Storm Isaac and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico at 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (16:30 Universal Time) on August 28, 2012.
On the 7th anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Hurricane Isaac hits the city, as seen in this image from MetOp-A at 03:01 UTC on 29 August.
An experimental camera smaller than an espresso cup on ESA's Proba-2 microsatellite caught this view of soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac as it moved west of the Florida coast into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. The small satellite's X-Cam - Exploration Camera - acquired this image at 11:38:33 GMT on 27 August.
This one-meter resolution image near Greenville, Mississippi was collected August 7, 2012 by GeoEye's IKONOS satellite. This image shows the low-water levels of the Mississippi River caused by a record drought.
This Pléiades optical satellite image shows Ahar, Iran, on 17 August 2012, almost a week after two powerful earthquakes struck northwest Iran on 11 August.
Weather satellites frequently document dust palls blowing westward from Africa's Sahara Desert across the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Astronauts see these Saharan dust masses as widespread atmospheric haze, as can be seen in this image from the International Space Station.
This Olympics has been watched from all over the world - and beyond. Benefiting from a cloudless sky, this view of London's Olympic Park was captured by the smallest imager aboard ESA's smallest mission: the High Resolution Camera on the PROBA-1 microsatellite.
On 07 August 2012, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-3 captured its first image of the Earth.
Pléiades 1A, the first European very-high-resolution satellite built and operated by Astrium, has acquired an image of the wildfires that are ravaging the north of Catalonia and the Franco-Spanish border. Since Sunday, July 22, 2012, over 15,000 hectares were burned between Le Perthus and Figuéras.
Two typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean on 1 August, seen by MetOp-A.
GeoEye released this half-meter resolution, satellite image showing the construction progress and finishing touches being made to London's 2012 Olympic Stadium and other Olympic Park venues. The image was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on May 25, 2012, or approximately two months before the Opening Ceremony began on July 27, 2012.
The meandering Dnestr River with Zbruch, Zvanchik, Smotrich, Muksha, Bagovichka and Ternava feeders can be seen in this SPOT-4 image, acquired 29 July 2012, in the Chernovtsy region of Ukraine.
Billions of people will see London through many different filters and lenses during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. None of those views will look quite like this one from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
This WorldView-2 image shows the Olympic Park in London, on 23 July 2012, just days before the Games began.
This pansharpened Pleiades image shows the Olympic Park in London, during the commissioning phase, and was acquired on 27 May 2012.
Italy's Lake Garda and the city of Verona south of the Italian Alps are pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS observation satellite.
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