Gigglebit: where on Earth is this?

17 Jun 2014

Where is this place on Earth, as seen from space? (Answer is in the video below). Image via European Space Agency

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we spotlight a recent video from the European Space Agency (ESA) that features some breathtaking images from Earth-observing satellites.

“From this perspective, even some of the most familiar places can be difficult to recognise,” the ESA said. “Can you place these images on a map?”