Google Unveils a 3-Decade Time-Lapse of the Earth
It doesn’t pay to take your eyes off the Earth for a second. Look away even briefly and who knows what it will get up to? That’s not how things usually seem to human beings living on the surface of the planet. The mountain that’s here today ought to be here tomorrow. The river that meanders along the boundary of your state or your nation will be meandering into the future. If you were in orbit, however, things would look very different—especially if you were in orbit for a few decades at a time. In the years all of the satellites have been flying they’ve taken millions upon millions of high-definition images, which NASA and the U.S. Those brief glimpses belie the extraordinary amount of computer-engineering muscle that went into making the mini-movies possible. Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Three Decades of Earth Seen From Space Various views of Earth taken via satellite from 1984 to 2016. descriptions off, selected Descriptions Captions This is a modal window.
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