DigitalGlobe's Top 20 Satellite Images in 2012
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DigitalGlobe’s Top 20 Satellite Images in 2012

In the beginning of December 2012, DigitalGlobe has announced the launch of their annual Top Satellite Image of the Year 2012 event, where experts have dug through the trillions of pixels photographed by their satellites and found 20 images that they think are especially amazing.

It has been left to the audience to decide which ones is thought to be the most interesting, aesthetically pleasing and/or astounding. Where a voting is taking place on DigitalGlobe’s Facebook page album Top Image Contest – 2012 album. And the 5 out of 20 images with the most “likes” will make it to the final round. They will then announce the winning image of 2012 in early January 2013. Here are the finalists:

Italy 2/04/12 – Costa Concordia

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Japan 9/20/12 – Mount Fuji

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Easter at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City 4/08/12

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Koolan Island, Australia 9/19/12 – Iron ore mine

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Northern England 9/06/12 – Mine sculpture known as “The Lady of the North”

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Antarctica 1/27/12 – Calving shown

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Homs, Syria 2/15/12 – Pipeline fire

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

New Mexico 9/20/12 – Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a 747

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Subi Reef, China 8/8/12 – Controversial construction of a possible landing strip, buildings, and wharfs

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

London, UK 7/23/12 – Olympic village

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Chile 10/14/12 – Chuquicamata copper mine

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Chile 4/02/12 – Andes, Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos volcanic chain

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Sandouping, China 8/01/12 – Three Gorges Dam

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Jacobabad, Pakistan 9/20/12 – Flood, false color image (dark blue and black = water)

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Monte Carlo, Monaco 9/22/12 – Annual yacht show

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Tokyo, Japan 4/07/12 – Skytree, tallest self supported structure in Asia

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Bahrain 9/26/12 – grid pattern on the sea floor

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Nevada 8/28/12 – Burning Man festival

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Reading, Vermont 10/05/12 – Fall colors

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

Greenland 7/19/12 – Petermann Glacier, massive icebergs calve

Satellite Photograph by DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is a worldwide leader in satellite imagery. Founded in 1993 under the name WorldView Imaging Corporation, it became EarthWatch Incorporated in 1995, before finally becoming DigitalGlobe in 2002. In 1993, the United States Department of Commerce granted DigitalGlobe (then WorldView), the first license allowing a private enterprise to build and operate a satellite system to gather high-resolution digital imagery of the earth for commercial sale. (Description Via Twisted Sifter). Stay tuned for the winning satellite image of the year!

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