Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992
Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
The One Place in the US Google Earth Stopped Mapping
For eight years, Google Earth didn't update its satellite image of a military installation in Nevada. So we bought one ourselves.
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The most powerful U.S. weather satellite can see inside hurricanes
NOAA’s new satellite is helping scientists predict hurricanes and forest fires — all at once.
Satellites are helping root out modern slavery in northern India
New Map Shows Only a Tiny Sliver of Antarctica Is Ice-Free—For Now
Climate scientists distinguish rock from clouds, snow, and ice in satellite images to bring a more precise measurement of Antarctica’s rocky outcrop.
Archaeologists Find Mysterious Monument in Petra Using Satellite Imagery
For over two-thousand years, a massive, mysterious structure has been hiding in plain sight.
An Island on a Lake on an Island on a Lake on an Island
NASA just published photos of the world's largest sub-sub-sub island.
Satellite Images Indicate North Korea Could be Restarting Nuclear Operations
Analysts in the US say aerial pictures show possible new activity at Yongbyon nuclear weapons fuel reactor.
Startups Are Launching Satellites to Spy on Us From Space
The real-time, high-res footage cameras are streaming back to the web is startling—and creepy.
In the Future, We May Be Able to See Mass Graves From Space
Satellite images could show where the bodies are buried.
Gaze Upon This Desert Landscape and Be Revived
And realize that everything is actually amazing.