Entries by Kristy Cherry

Timelapse: World Cup Edition!

Google Earth views of Brazil’s Arena da Amazonia in Manaus.  From left to right:  2001, 2011, 2014. An old, 21,000 seat stadium was torn down to build the new, 42,000 seat arena. Maybe you’re an avid World Cup follower, sporting your favorite team’s colors under your work clothes.  Maybe you’re not.  Either way, you’ve probably seen […]

Timelapse: The Shrinking Mississippi Delta

NASA satellite view of sediment around Bird’s Foot Delta. This week for throwback Thursday (#TBT) we’re heading south to check out the Mississippi Delta region.  We’re looking at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River, sometimes known as the Bird’s Foot Delta.  This is where the river branches off in three directions and enters the Gulf […]

Timelapse: Madre de Dios Gold Mining

This week for throwback Thursday (#TBT) we’re looking at gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru.  If this sounds familiar, then bonus skytruther points for you because we did in fact write about this region last fall. A recent crackdown on illegal mining inspired us to give this region another look, and show […]

Timelapse: Mount St. Helens

Landsat Imagery of Mount St. Helens blast zone from 1980 – 2010 from NASA. We’re heading to the Pacific Northwest for this week’s throwback Thursday (#TBT) to check out the changes on and around Mount St. Helens over the years.  The 1980 eruption certainly wasn’t the largest or deadliest eruption in recorded history, but it […]

Timelapse: West Texas Oil Boom

Aerial view of the Permian Basin oil field from the Center for Land Use Interpretation This week for throwback Thursday (#TBT) we’re going deep into Friday Night Lights territory and checking out the landscape of West Texas. We’re looking at the area around Midland and Odessa to see how fracking in the Permian Basin has […]