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Friday, February 26, 2010

Some More Geeky Images from Space

Space is full of images that make a geek’s heart flutter. But how about when we point those cameras back down at us on Earth?
Google Earth has created a treasure trove of geeky images. Here are some of my favorites.

The Davis-Monthan Air Force base

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a key Air Combat Command installation. The 355th Wing is the host unit providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all assigned units. The wing's missions are to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 close support and forward air control to ground forces worldwide. The wing is also tasked to provide command, control, and communications countermeasures in support of tactical forces with its EC-130H aircraft and, employing the EC-130E aircraft, provide airborne command, control, and communications capabilities for managing tactical air operations in war and other contingencies worldwide.The airplane graveyard in Arizona is operated by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group


The Google Headquarters looks really geeky from space

Apple HQ

Not to be out done, the Apple Headquarters looks just as geeky.

Coca-Cola sign

Near Arica, Chile, this sign was made with 70,000 empty coke bottles.
                                                               (From Google Sightseeing)

Triangle target at Area 51.

Since this symbol is in the middle of a Nevada desert, I assume it’s used for bombing practice. If not, this nearby target must be.

Firefox (Crop) Cirlce on Google Maps

Back in August 2006, a group students from Oregon State University Linux Group created the ‘Firefox Circle‘ in an oat field near amity Oregon. The crop circle has made it to Google Maps now. Click the image below to be taken to Goggle Maps

great wall of china from space

Dubai palm islands from google earth

The Palm islands in Dubai are the three largest artificial islands in the world, being constructed by Nakheel Properties, the premier property developer in the United Arab Emirates; they are known as The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira.
The islands were the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who recognized the Dubai's potential as a tourist destination. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment opportunities, all within a unique and inspiring setting. Located off the coast of Dubai in the Persian Gulf The Palm islands will make a sizeable contribution to the city’s coastline, adding a total of 520 km of beachfront.

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