Amazing photos of countries from space
These satellite images provide the ultimate view of some of the world's most interesting places.
(Photo: NASA )
The continental United States is easily recognizable in satellite images. Even if you slept through geography class, Florida, Maine and other distinctly shaped states make it hard to confuse the United States with any other country. Nighttime satellite photos like this one, which is actually a composite of many images, give a glimpse into the human geography of the country. With well over 300 million people, the overall U.S. population is behind only China and India in the world.