Satellite Images Offer Detailed Views from Space

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Satellite imagery makes it possible for almost anyone with a computer and Internet access to see the world from above. John Pike, a pioneer in the public use of satellite imagery, talks about Google Earth, spy satellites, and what can be seen from space.

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