Schiaparelli’s resting place and other Mars residents

Last week a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) attempted to land on Mars. The landing was not successful and the lander, named … [Read more...]

The fires of Qayyara, Iraq, with Landsat and Sentinel imagery

We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are … [Read more...]

‘The Eye’, a rotating island in Argentina

We recently came across this article about a floating island in Argentina that rotates. Producer and film director Sergio Neuspiller discovered it when filming in the area and has since started a … [Read more...]

Landslide Dams in Google Earth

Landslide dams are formed when a landslide blocks the course of a river, creating a dam. This can lead to catastrophic consequences, as the dam tends to consist of loose easily eroded material and … [Read more...]

Cylcone Roanu: Landslide and Floods

Cyclone Roanu was, according to Wikipedia, a relatively weak tropical cyclone that, nevertheless, caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, it caused a number of large … [Read more...]

Two become one, Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai

The recent Google Earth imagery update includes an image of a new island formed from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, part of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Hunga Tonga and Hunga … [Read more...]

Phallic symbols in Google Earth

A recent story in the news is about a school in Sydney Australia where someone drew some phallic symbols and a rude message on their lawn. They apparently managed to remove the unwanted graffiti … [Read more...]

Watching land reclamation with Google Earth

Last month we did a couple of posts showing the growth of artificial islands in Google Earth:Persion Gulf region Rest of the worldToday we are looking at large land reclamation projects. As … [Read more...]

Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth – Part 2

Yesterday we had a look at some artificial islands in the Persian Gulf region. Today we are looking at artificial islands in other parts of the world. We have chosen only islands that have been … [Read more...]

Looking at the growth of artificial Islands in Google Earth

There are quite a lot of artificial islands being built around the world. For example, last year we had a look at the islands that China is building in the Spratleys. Today we are looking at … [Read more...]