Questions tagged [identification-request]

For help in identifying objects such as clouds. Please include as many details as possible. DO NOT ASK ROCK IDENTIFICATION REQUESTS — rock identification requests are off topic.

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Geomorphological feature identification

I was studying a satellite map of Iceland and came across an interesting, but unnamed feature located between Vatnajökull glacier and Trölladyngja volcano (between 64°50'35"N, 17°11'21"W and 64°48'33"...
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What causes this arc in the night sky where the background is brighter on one side than the other?

This comment to Did nobody in the Astronomy community think 12,000 new satellites in LEO might be a problem? links to Phys.org's New ESO study evaluates impact of satellite constellations on ...
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What are those flat areas in this desert formation seen from orbit? [duplicate]

(Google Earth at 19°58'49.87" N 53°38'09.51" E) Related to: What produces these distinct shapes in the Rub' al Khali seen from space? What is the flat (?) green/blue-ish terrain in between the ...
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Glassy Rock/Mineral Identification in Victoria, BC (Canada) [closed]

The following rock (image below) was found in my in-laws backyard recently. The location is Victoria, BC (Canada) and is fairly far in-land (tens of kilometers from any coastlines). Its surface is ...