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Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth ?

Satellite imagery showing how advanced technological changed the face of the Earth in just a few decades. All photos were taken by satellites, which are included in the program «Landsat». July 23 program marks 40 years of age. The program, operated jointly by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, aims to systematically collect data on our planet. Starting from July 23, 1972, the program conducted observations from satellites.

1. Photograph, taken by satellite in 1987, on this side of Saudi Arabia you can only see a huge desert. But by 2012 most of the region turned into agricultural land, similar to the green dots on the barren lands. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (1)  2. Back in 1990 the coast of Dubai remained virtually untouched by man, but after some 16 years this place has changed beyond recognition. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (2)  3.  This point in the orbit of the satellite is called the Landsat-7, he left the ground 13 years ago. To replace him in January 2013 people plans to launch another satellite. In 1984, Brazil had just began work on the construction of the dam Samuel, situated on the river in Rondônia Jamar. The second picture taken in 2011 shows how the presence of dams and reservoirs  affected on the surrounding forest. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (3)  4. The picture in 1992 Binhay area in China is a sparsely populated, marshy area. But by 2012 the area became a well-developed economic zone. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (4)  5. Photographs taken in 1973, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009, shows the disappearing Aral Sea between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Once one of the largest lakes on Earth was destroyed by Soviet irrigation projects. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (5)  6. Shenzhen, China, in 1999 and 2008. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (6)  7. Infrared images 1975, 1992 and 2000, showing the disappearance of forests in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (7)  8. Production of shrimp in the Gulf of Fonseca, Central America in 1985, 1999 and 2011. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (8)  9. Santiago, Chile, in 1985 and 2010. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (9)  10. Lake Meredith, United States, in 1990 and 2011. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (10)  11. The Dead Sea in 1984 and 2011. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (11)  12. Columbia Glacier, Alaska, 1986, 2000 and 2011 (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (12) 13. Morocco in 1985 and 2011. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (13)  14. City of Tucson, Arizona, USA, in 1984 and 2011. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (14)  15. Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1976, 1989 and 2004. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (15)  16. Great Salt Lake, USA, in 1985 and 2010. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

Satellite Images Showing, How the Man Changed The Earth (16)  17. The Caspian Sea in 1972, 1987 and 2010. (Science Photo Library / Rex Features)

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