Google Earth Timelapse just got a makeover and it is showing users exactly how humans are slowly, but steadily, killing the planet.
the upgrade — additional data from the past and more high-resolution
images from two new satellites were added to the interactive — the new
and improved zoomable video shows how Earth’s landscape has changed from 1984 to 2016
It also spotlights the effects of climate change in several parts of the world over the past three decades.
To celebrate the beginning of orbital operations for Worldview-4, DigitalGlobe has released this incredible photograph of the satellite launching into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base taken from space.
An Atlas V rocket is seen just above Space Launch Complex 3E, having lifted off the pad moments earlier. Many of the complex’s structures can be seen, including outlying support facilities. The launch mount is seen below the rocket’s flame with the Fixed Umbilical Tower immediately to its right. The 239-foot Vertical Integration Facility is seen surrounded by three exhaust plumes coming out of the complex’s exhaust ducts.
Launched in 2009, WorldView-2 has a color resolution of six feet, while the WorldView-4 satellite has a color resolution of four feet and a black and white resolution of one foot.
DIgitalGlobe also released an image of Subi Reef in the South China Sea to show off the new satellite’s abilities.
In the middle of South America there is a strange and almost perfectly spherical island that moves on its own axis. The landmass in the middle “called the Eye” floats on a pond of clear and cold water which is extremely strange in contrast to its surrounding area. The bottom appears to be solid in comparison to the marsh around it.
In this unexplored and swampy area, you will find this mysterious spherical island that is 130 meters in diameter and moves seemingly on its own from side to side ‘floating’ in the water channel that surrounds it. It’s discoverer is an Argentine filmmaker who investigates paranormal phenomenon, UFO cases and alien sightings. How is such an island even possible? Is it the result of an unknown natural phenomenon that we have rarely seen on Earth? How has it lasted so long without deforming? And what caused its initial formation?
Is it possible that the nearly perfect spherical island is connected to UFO activity in the area? Or is there something underneath it that causes the mysterious island to move erratically? The truth is that if we look back at the historical records of Google Earth we will find that ‘The Eye’ has been visible on satellite images for over a decade and has apparently always moved in a mysterious way as if it were seeking attention from anyone looking from above.
To check out the enigmatic island for yourself, head on to Google Earth and visit the following coordinates: 34°15´07.8″S 58°49´47.4″W
artists note :
My EarthArt project began when I was looking at Google Earth satellite maps and noticed that the rivers, from a certain distance, resembled strokes of paint rather than a river itself. I went through the process of cutting and pasting these rivers and other earthy textures that resembled paint and made collages with the images, creating my own, new world which resembles Art more than Earth.