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These Satellite Photos Will Make You Feel Freakishly Small

It is a small world after all! A freakishly small one...

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1. Greenhouses in Almeria, Spain

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Covering approximately 20,000 acres of land (more than 75 square miles) in Almeria, Spain, these greenhouses use plastic covering designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time.

2. Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah

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The Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt used widely by farmers in fertilizer. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground deposits and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape. As the water evaporates over the course of 300 days, the salts crystallize out. The water is dyed bright blue to reduce the amount of time it takes for the potash to crystallize; darker water absorbs more sunlight and heat.

3. Granada Olive Plantation in Córdoba, Spain

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Approximately 90% of all harvested olives are turned in to oil, while the 10% are eaten as table olives.

4. Plaza Del Ejecutivo in Mexico City, Mexico

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Radiating streets surround the Plaza Del Ejecutivo in the Venustiano Carranza district of Mexico City, Mexico.


5. The Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California

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The Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, is a massive transitional hub for commercial aircraft. The facility's boneyard, pictured here, contains more than 150 retired planes.

6. The Stelvio Pass in northern Italy

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The Stelvio Pass is a road in northern Italy that is the highest paved roadway in the Eastern Alps, with an elevation of 9,045 ft above sea level. Only accessible in the summer months, the road and its 75 hairpin turns are sometimes scaled during the famous Giro d'Italia cycling race.

7. The medina quarter in Marrakesh, Morocco

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The medina quarter in Marrakesh, Morocco is characterized by its winding, maze-like streets. Because the intricately connected honeycomb of alleyways narrows to less than 3 feet at certain spots, the area is generally free from car traffic.

8. Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada

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Burning Man is a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants in 2014, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

9. The Huelva Orchard in Huelva, Spain

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Fruit trees swirl on the hills of Huelva, Spain. The climate there is ideal for growing with an average temperature of 64 degrees and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.

10. Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain

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The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.