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Larisa Leonidovna Drozdova’s Blog Presents: Athens and Greece From Space!

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece view from space

Image of The Acropolis, Athens, Greece in high resolution
taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station shows details of Athens’ historic ruins. The detail panel shows actual pixels for the area of the Acropolis
Some of the most distinctive features are the Parthenon, and Odeum of Herodes Atticus.

Astronauts use a 400 mm lens and a 2 x extender on a digital camera to take these detailed shots through the windows of the space station.

By getting immediate feedback from the camera, they learn to track the spacecraft’s motion as it speeds over the Earth and get sharp photographs of small features. These detailed city photographs, with a pixel representing 6 m or less on the ground, have quickly become some of the most popular NASA images downloaded by the public.

ISS005-E-16846, taken 7 October 2002, was provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece from space on Athens Fashion and Cultural News by Larisa Leonidovna Drozdova


Silver and blue waters surround Greece in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging

 Athens is the greyish spot roughly in the center of this image on the southern end of the Grecian mainland. Image source

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Google Earth: Searchable map and satellite view of Greece

Time-Lapse Astronaut Photography of Earth