satellite imagery

penguins

Unstable Ice Causes ‘Catastrophic Breeding Failure’ for Penguins

Climate change may be contributing to the penguin population crash at Halley Bay which is “unprecedented in the historical record.”
Becky Ferreira
4.25.19
Tech

Scientists Discover Hidden 'Supercolony' of 1.5 Million Penguins After Tracking Poop From Space

“This small archipelago, that measures only 15 kilometers from one end to the other, has more Adélie penguins than the entire rest of the Antarctic peninsula combined.”
Becky Ferreira
12.17.18
lost civilizations

These Geometric Shapes Were Made By a Previously Unknown Civilization

Perhaps as many as one million Pre-Columbian people lived in the southern rim of the Amazon, away from major rivers.
Becky Ferreira
3.28.18
Space

Explore the Red Planet With a Mega-Map of Mars’ Topography

Jan Fröjdman spent months hand-stitching topographical visuals together to make a Google Maps-worthy video of the Red Planet's surface.
Beckett Mufson
3.22.17
nasa

These Are The Best Satellite Images of Earth's Weather Taken So Far

The new images from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite show why Earth science is so vital at a time when the Trump Administration has called it into question.
Becky Ferreira
1.23.17
Art

Satellite Photos Get Kaleidoscopic in These Lenticular Prints

In Ingrid Burrington’s debut solo show, ‘Reconnaissance,' the artist and writer reminds us that no view of Earth is complete.
DJ Pangburn
9.16.16
nasa

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

Approximately five percent of the ocean has been discovered, which leaves 95 of the ocean unexplored.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.16
nasa

These Satellite Pics of Baltic Algal Blooms Are Beautiful and Terrifying

A glimpse of the Baltic Sea’s 'dead zones.'
Becky Ferreira
9.5.15
Science

Oil Drilling Causes Longer-Lasting Damage to Landscapes Than We Thought

Oil and gas drilling destroys vegetation for longer than scientists had hoped, new research shows.
Kari Paul
4.24.15
Art

Here's the Google Street View of the Sea

Artist Taylor Holland appropriates Google Earth images of oceans for his collection, Google SeaView.
Sophia Callahan
11.26.14
Film

This Timelapse Shows Just How Much Human Activity Has Altered The Planet

A collaborative project using satellite imagery displays the massive impact humans have had on the planet in only a short space of time.
Kevin Holmes
10.23.14
Space

The Latest Generation of Spy Satellite Will Revolutionize How We Watch Earth

And it's available for any company to buy.
Joseph Cox
8.13.14
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