Friday, June 17, 2016

Earth From Space - The Sequel

Earlier this week Explore the Earth with Tim Peake was released. This interactive map features a series of beautiful images of our planet taken by British Astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station.

NASA also has its own interactive map featuring photographs of Earth. The Image Composites map allows you to view composite images of our planet which were taken from the perspective of the ISS's low Earth orbit. These composite images consist of a series of overlapping photographs of Earth which have been merged together to create one panoramic image.

The Image Composite map allows you to search and view these photographs by the location which is depicted in the picture.

You can also view photos taken by astronauts Chris Hadfield and Thomas H. Marshburn on the Our World from the ISS map and photos from two ISS missions on the ISS Missions 40 and 41 photo map.

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