Google Earth Satellite-Timelapses

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Google hat sich mit dem Time-Mag zusammengeschmissen und ihre Google Earth-Timelapses ausgebaut, die GIFs gingen vor zwei Jahren (oder so) schonmal durch’s Netz, jetzt gibt’s dazu ‘ne Website inklusive Suche.

Built from millions of satellite images and trillions of pixels, you can explore this global, zoomable time-lapse map as part of TIME’s new Timelapse project. View stunning phenomena such as the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon and urban growth in Las Vegas from 1984 to 2012.

The images were collected as part of an ongoing joint mission between the USGS and NASA called Landsat. Their satellites have been observing earth from space since the 1970s—with all of the images sent back to Earth and archived on USGS tape drives.

A picture of Earth through time