Our satellite imagery brain teasers continue! What well-known location, feature or landmark on Earth are we looking at this week? Check back next week when we will reveal the answer and see if you guessed correctly. The answer to the previous challenge is at the bottom of this page. Ready? Steady? Here we go…

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Answer to the previous challenge: Rome, Italy. The very high spatial resolution optical satellite imagery was was captured by the WorldView-3 satellite. WorldView-3 was launched on August 13th 2014 and was the first satellite capable of capturing 31 cm spatial resolution optical imagery.  It orbits the earth every 97 minutes at an altitude of 617 km. In addition to the high spatial detail panchromatic spectral band, WorldView-3 is also capable of collecting multispectral imagery spanning visible, near-infrared and short-wave infrared.

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