8/29/2014
Chicago at night
Chicago, Illinois, USA
41°52′55″N 087°37′40″W

Chicago, Illinois - captured at night from the International Space Station - is constructed on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. When the city was founded in 1833, most of the early construction radiated from the mouth of the Chicago River and its central, built-up areas remain relatively consistent with the natural flatness of the surrounding geography. 

This photograph is courtesy of NASA’s “Cities at Night” project. Through this effort, NASA has invited the public to sift through its collection of more than 1.8 million photographs captured from the ISS since 2003. With crowdsourcing, we will be able to identify and catalogue the cities on Earth that have been captured so far!

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8/29/2014

Chicago at night

Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°52′55″N 087°37′40″W

Chicago, Illinois - captured at night from the International Space Station - is constructed on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. When the city was founded in 1833, most of the early construction radiated from the mouth of the Chicago River and its central, built-up areas remain relatively consistent with the natural flatness of the surrounding geography. 

This photograph is courtesy of NASA’s “Cities at Night” project. Through this effort, NASA has invited the public to sift through its collection of more than 1.8 million photographs captured from the ISS since 2003. With crowdsourcing, we will be able to identify and catalogue the cities on Earth that have been captured so far!

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8/27/2014
Cimitero Maggiore di Milano
Milan, Italy
45.506709°N 9.114826°E

The Cimitero Maggiore di Milano is the largest cemetery in Milan, Italy. The cemetery has more than 80,000 square meters and is home to more than 500,000 graves. In the 19th century, as a consequence of the rapid demographic growth of Milan, the city conducted a thorough reorganization of its cemeteries and graves from at least four different cemeteries were moved to the Maggiore.

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8/27/2014

Cimitero Maggiore di Milano

Milan, Italy

45.506709°N 9.114826°E

The Cimitero Maggiore di Milano is the largest cemetery in Milan, Italy. The cemetery has more than 80,000 square meters and is home to more than 500,000 graves. In the 19th century, as a consequence of the rapid demographic growth of Milan, the city conducted a thorough reorganization of its cemeteries and graves from at least four different cemeteries were moved to the Maggiore.

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8/26/2014
Tierras Baja Project / Rainforest deforestation
Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
-16.733780979°, -62.752792545°

The Tierras Baja Project - an effort that began in the 1980’s to increase soybean cultivation in Bolivia - has led to massive rainforest clearance in the eastern part of the country. The pinwheel shapes seen here in the Santa Cruz Department of the country result from logging systems centered around small communities that are evenly spaced at five kilometer intervals.

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8/26/2014

Tierras Baja Project / Rainforest deforestation

Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia

-16.733780979°, -62.752792545°

The Tierras Baja Project - an effort that began in the 1980’s to increase soybean cultivation in Bolivia - has led to massive rainforest clearance in the eastern part of the country. The pinwheel shapes seen here in the Santa Cruz Department of the country result from logging systems centered around small communities that are evenly spaced at five kilometer intervals.

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8/22/2014
Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
Ivanpah, California, USA
35.57°N 115.47°W

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a solar thermal power project in the California Mojave Desert, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It deploys 173,500 heliostats, each with two mirrors, focusing solar energy on boilers located on three centralized solar power towers (one of which is seen here). The receivers then generate steam to drive specially adapted turbines. With a construction cost of $2.2 billion and a planned gross capacity of 392 megawatts, Ivanpah is the largest plant of its kind in the world.

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8/22/2014

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

Ivanpah, California, USA

35.57°N 115.47°W

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a solar thermal power project in the California Mojave Desert, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It deploys 173,500 heliostats, each with two mirrors, focusing solar energy on boilers located on three centralized solar power towers (one of which is seen here). The receivers then generate steam to drive specially adapted turbines. With a construction cost of $2.2 billion and a planned gross capacity of 392 megawatts, Ivanpah is the largest plant of its kind in the world.

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8/21/2014Munich at nightMunich, Germany48°8′N 11°34′EMunich - captured at night from the International Space Station - is the third largest city in Germany with 1.47 million inhabitants.This photograph is courtesy of NASA’s “Cities at Night” project. Through this effort, NASA has invited the public to sift through its collection of more than 1.8 million photographs captured from the ISS since 2003. With crowdsourcing, we will be able to identify and catalogue the cities on Earth that have been captured so far!Source: Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, José Gómez Castaño, Jaime Zamorano, Christopher CM Kyba, Sergio Pascual,M Ángeles, L Cayuela, Guillermo Martín Martinez and Peter Challupner, Atlas of astronaut photos, of Earth at night, News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, Vol. 55 no4. August 2014 (in press).

8/21/2014
Munich at night
Munich, Germany
48°8′N 11°34′E

Munich - captured at night from the International Space Station - is the third largest city in Germany with 1.47 million inhabitants.

This photograph is courtesy of NASA’s “Cities at Night” project. Through this effort, NASA has invited the public to sift through its collection of more than 1.8 million photographs captured from the ISS since 2003. With crowdsourcing, we will be able to identify and catalogue the cities on Earth that have been captured so far!

Source: Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, José Gómez Castaño, Jaime Zamorano, Christopher CM Kyba, Sergio Pascual,M Ángeles, L Cayuela, Guillermo Martín Martinez and Peter Challupner, Atlas of astronaut photos, of Earth at night, News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, Vol. 55 no4. August 2014 (in press).

8/20/2014 
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
Outside of Socorro County, New Mexico,
34°04′43.497″N 107°37′05.819″W

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. The observatory consists of 27 independent antennae, each of which has a dish diameter of 25 meters (82 feet) and weighs 209 metric tons. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way’s center, probed the Universe’s cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.

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8/20/2014 

Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)

Outside of Socorro County, New Mexico,

34°04′43.497″N 107°37′05.819″W

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. The observatory consists of 27 independent antennae, each of which has a dish diameter of 25 meters (82 feet) and weighs 209 metric tons. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way’s center, probed the Universe’s cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.

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8/19/2014Port of GenoaGenoa, Italy44.4028°N 8.91667°EThe Port of Genoa covers an area of about 700 hectares of land and 500 hectares of water, stretching more than 13 miles (22 kilometers) along the Italian coastline. With an annual capacity of 4 million ferry passengers, 1.5 million cars, and 250,000 trucks, Genoa ranks as the busiest port in Italy by cargo tonnage.www.overv.eu

8/19/2014
Port of Genoa
Genoa, Italy
44.4028°N 8.91667°E

The Port of Genoa covers an area of about 700 hectares of land and 500 hectares of water, stretching more than 13 miles (22 kilometers) along the Italian coastline. With an annual capacity of 4 million ferry passengers, 1.5 million cars, and 250,000 trucks, Genoa ranks as the busiest port in Italy by cargo tonnage.

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