CNES, 2003 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 2003 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Paris. Satellite image of the Defense region of Paris, France. To the immediate left of the white triangular building is the Grand Arche de Defense, 'Great Arch of Defence'. This office building was built in 1989 to mirror the Arc de Triomphe (not seen) at the other end of the Champs Elysee (toward lower right). The area around the Great Arch is an important business district of Paris with many skyscrapers. The River Seine is at lower right. The data for this 2. Spot-5 satellite, which was launched in 2002. The image covers an area approximately 5 kilometres across.
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