The 10 most powerful photos taken from space

January 3, 2013
This is a compilation of the most striking images of 2012, taken from space by different satellites.

A pipeline on fire on the city of Homs, Syria, after a bombing.

The cruise ship Costa Concordia, which sank in Italy. Photo taken by the WorldView-1 satellite on January 17, 2012.

Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois, on March 1, 2012, a day after a tornado Level 4 pass through the city.

An iceberg about twice the size of Manhattan, broke off last July Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland.

A camera aboard a spacecraft orbiting Mars, captured this image of NASA’s Curiosity rover as it descended by parachute to the surface of Mars, on August 6.


It looks like a cotton ball, but in reality it is a cloud over Mount Fuji in Japan, taken by DigitalGlobe WorldView 2 satellite on 20 September.

On September 20, the space shuttle Endeavour made its way to U.S. in the rear of an aircraft 747.

Sandy Hurricane moving up the east coast of the USA, on October 29.



Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at Casino Pier Amusement Park and Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The Earth at night. Image taken by NASA.

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