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Burning Man from space

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Kam sent me a photo of Black Rock City 2009, apparently from space. Nifty!

It's very high resolution; if your browser shrinks it to fit in a window, then try clicking it (if your browser supports that) to enlarge it.

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At first I thought this was really just an aerial composite photo... then I saw that the url contained "geoeye". Searching for geoeye reveals this is the latest in satellite imaging and the satellite was "joint venture" between the Department of Defense and Google (?! old news from 2008 apparently):

Wikipedia entry for GeoEye-1 satellite:


Flash gallery here:


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