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 Post subject: Spy Satellite Photos Reveal Lost Ancient Cities
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:52 am 
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Declassified Spy Satellite Photos from the sixties and later are revealing reams of information and detailed photos of ancient lost cities never before seen from above. Many were completely unknown by scholars.

"The Corona images, he explains, were made before cities such as Mosul in Iraq and Amman in Jordan overran the many archaeological sites near them. Dams have also flooded river valleys, covering many other archaeological sites. As cities grew, the industrial farming and irrigation that supported them grew too, obscuring roads and sites clearly visible in the spy-satellite images."

Main URL for Corona Spy Sat Program: http://www.nro.gov/history/csnr/corona/

Videos of how it worked: http://www.nrojr.gov/teamrecon/resource-template.html

The program details: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140425-corona-spy-satellite-archaeology-science/

The searchable database of Mideast spy photos: http://corona.cast.uark.edu/index.html#bbox=3000000,2200000,5500000,5000000

Be sure and figure out how to use the transparency slider to get full benefit.



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 Post subject: Re: Spy Satellite Photos Reveal Lost Ancient Cities
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:45 am 

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really interesting

When I zoom on a part of Syria here is what it looks like

See the horizontal lines all along the picture?

What does this mean? Is this due to satellite image technical problem or these lines are really there?

I would love to hear comments on this

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 Post subject: Re: Spy Satellite Photos Reveal Lost Ancient Cities
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:01 pm 
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The photo is a composite made up of thousands of pics or 'slices' like are taken on a much smaller scale when you have an MRI or Cat Scan...... then stitched together by software. So I am thinking it is probably a technical glitch caused by this somehow.

I don't know but suspect the almost vertical blue and green lines were automatically injected by the camera for reference later when the software does the stitching....... This was, after all, early methods.



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 Post subject: Re: Spy Satellite Photos Reveal Lost Ancient Cities
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:28 pm 

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Editor wrote:
The photo is a composite made up of thousands of pics or 'slices' like are taken on a much smaller scale when you have an MRI or Cat Scan...... then stitched together by software. So I am thinking it is probably a technical glitch caused by this somehow.

I don't know but suspect the almost vertical blue and green lines were automatically injected by the camera for reference later when the software does the stitching....... This was, after all, early methods.


That is what I thought too until I saw those lines disappeared on the lower parts of Syria

Maybe I should check google maps or google earth. It is really intriguing.


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