Google has updated its Timelapse service, a Google Earth feature that allows you to see how some places on the planet have changed over the decades. Any user can view the proposed locations in an interactive format, following their history for 37 years. The hardest video on Earth shows how forests disappeared around the world, glaciers melted and cities rebuilt.
The company blog writes that more than 24 million images were added to the service, captured between 1984 and 2020 – about 20 petabytes (20 thousand terabytes) of information in total. The project was assisted by NASA, the US Geological Survey, the European Space Agency and the European Commission.
Google calls its creation “the largest video on the planet.” Check out three of the amazing clips below: