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London From Space

Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:43 pm

I thought i'd share this beautiful picture with a.net, has anyone else seen it? a picture of London taken by astronauts from the international space station.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2805105.stm

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NJTurnpike
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RE: London From Space

Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:48 pm

Saw that last week, and now I'm trying to find out how to order a print from NASA. It's feckin' gorgeous. Amazing how the M25 stands out...
 
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RE: London From Space

Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:48 pm

Looking good!

I can somewhat pick out LHR, but LGW is somewhat engulfed in the surrounding lights. I suppose that all the lights on the Orbital is from the cars stuck in queues, or? Big grin
 
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RE: London From Space

Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:55 pm

I was awed when i saw it, the glowing bright yellow patch in the middle is central london.
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RE: London From Space

Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:49 pm

When I first saw it, I thought it was a picture of sperm attacking an egg...

Of course, I'm pretty sure my computer screen is smaller than most of yours.
 
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RE: London From Space

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:24 am

How wide must the M25 be?
 
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RE: London From Space

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:48 am

Right now, the brightest point on the image (on the M25 anyway) is the southwestern section from the M4 to the M23. 4 lanes in each direction. When it gets expanded some more, possibly to 6 lanes at some locations, think how much brighter that image would be!

 
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RE: London From Space

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:54 am

That pic's great. Saw it in the Daily Mail a while ago. I had a look on the net and found loads more like it.. can't remember the site though  Sad

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RE: London From Space

Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:32 am

 
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RE: London From Space

Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:25 am

The M25 stretches around London for something like 125 km.
Hyde Park is also clearly visible.
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