Chernobyl and Pripyat Satellite Photos

Chernobyl NPP

Today, on the twentieth anniversary of the disaster, Google has added high-resolution satellite photos of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the abandoned town of Pripyat.

Above is the plant; the damaged reactor is on the left. In Pripyat, the ghostly ferris wheel was easy to find, but where’s the vehicle graveyard? Update: here it is. Hat tip to “di” and “pero69″ for their comments.

17 thoughts on “Chernobyl and Pripyat Satellite Photos

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  2. Where is the vehicle graveyard? I can’t find it, 10-20km is outside the high-res area I think…
    Coordinates anyone?

  3. I have visited the place two times, and have tried to it. It´s outside the high-res area. The location is called ROSSOKHA. The coordinates for Rossokha is: N 510956,36 E 295836,09. But there is nothing to see.

  4. I have visited the place two times, and have tried to locate it. It´s outside the high-res area. The location is called ROSSOKHA. The coordinates for Rossokha is: N 510956,36 E 295836,09. But there is nothing to see on the satelite photos.

  5. I guess from your comments most of you have been to the area, I am a high school student in the US and i am making a detailed report on the disaster and the history of the power plant and the citys that were effected by the accident. If anyone can help me out with information that might be hard to find or some photos not taken by professionals of the areas that are important, please send anything to my email dill_d@verizon.net thanks

  6. I just came back from 2 days in the zone myself and I am able to tell you that it is no longer possible to visit the site of the contaminated vehicles or the nerby OTH radar installation.

  7. I still taste metal in my mouth after all this amount of time. No cancer, but all fellow comrades die of multiple cancers and tumors.

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