This project relied on data generated from satellite imagery to measure economic activity in Iraq and Syria over time. Satellite-collected data, commonly referred to as remote sensing data, provide systematic and objective information on human activity observable from space. This includes economic activity observable with the human eye, such as foot traffic at commercial markets or vehicles on main roads, as well as economic activity requiring highly specialized optical sensors, such as photosynthetic activity or thermal output. Remote sensing data are of particular value for the study of ISIL and other similar nonstate violent actors because their presence does not affect the ability to gather such data safely.
Spotters poring over satellite images housed on the popular Google Earth service have spied what appears to be two topless sunbathers in the Dutch city of The Hague soaking up the rays. The pair - one apparently a woman and the other seemingly a man - are sunning themselves on rooftops that are about 1. The woman appears to be lying face down on a rooftop terrace in a residential area not far from the Dutch Parliament. The man seems to be clad in shorts and can be seen sitting on the roof of a house opposite a canal or river. Vigilant spotters note that given the lack traffic on the roads, the absence of people on nearby streets and beaches and the angle of shadows, the image was mostly likely taken in the early morning.
The launch was the beginning of a new era of political, military, technological, and scientific developments. Tracking and studying Sputnik 1 from Earth provided scientists with valuable information. The density of the upper atmosphere could be deduced from its drag on the orbit, and the propagation of its radio signals gave data about the ionosphere. It transmitted on The signals continued for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October
Next time you're doing something you shouldn't be, just be aware that Big Brother is watching! If you thought 'Jesus and Mary' being spotted on Google Earth was weird then take a look at the other bizarre images that have been caught on camera from up in space. From a topless woman caught sunbathing on her roof-top terrace and a giant bunny rabbit to 'bloodied trails' looking like murder scenes and Oprah Winfrey's face, the Google satellite has caught it all.