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Google offers stunning time-lapse view of planet

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/10/2013 @ 11:44 pm In Diversions,World | No Comments

(Los Angeles Times) Much has happened to the planet since 1984, and now Google has come up with a way to have a spectacular, bird’s-eye view of the changes.

In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and Time magazine, Google has put together a website that features high-quality satellite pictures of Earth for every year since 1984 for every part of the world. Users can locate any spot on the planet and then watch the tool cycle through images taken between 1984 and 2012.

“Today, we’re making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time,” Google said in a blog post.


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