Sunday, May 25, 2014

CAN you see your house from there?

A few weeks ago I posted a link to watch the Earth rotating beneath the International Space Station, via live video.

It got me to wondering - we know when we can look up and see the ISS pass overhead. Can you recognize features such as roads and rivers from space, if you're looking down? And if so, could you see them on the ISS video?

My gut is that, because the video is kind of low resolution, YOU (watching on your computer at home) might not be able to make out Earth features. But I'll bet the astronauts on-board can look down with binoculars and see stuff they would recognize.

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