Earth Imagery & Video

The world doesn’t get many peeks behind North Korea’s walls, nor at its capital city, Pyongyang. Of course, it’s far easier to catch a glimpse from space.     Captured May 30, 2016, and released for the first time today, this Iris video shows the capital’s downtown core, where traffic looks considerably sparse for a city with [...]

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Rio 2016 Roundup: Olympic Views All the Way From Space

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Check out these brilliant, crystal-clear views of Olympic venues from space below, all captured by UrtheCast's Iris and Deimos-2 sensors. You can even spot objects near the football pitches, within the stadiums. The GIFs don't do the data justice, so be sure to watch the videos below and set the player to full-screen mode.

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The Syrian crisis is undoubtedly an unceasing tragedy for its citizens, and a heavy burden on the rest of the world. In May, a UN-led analysis of UrtheCast Deimos-2 satellite data revealed that refugee camps in Rukban and Hadalat — two Syria-Jordan border crossings — had experienced 81 percent and 587 percent increases in refugee structures, respectively, from late January and early February.

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It’s been one month since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Ecuador on April 16, 2016, impacting the lives of thousands of civilians. It’s the largest recorded quake that Ecuador has experienced since 1979 — a tragic situation made worse by a lack of financial support, which has fallen short of the government’s need for $72.7 million in aid, as reported by the UN.

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