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9/11 sites: Original satellite images show aftermath of terrorist attacks

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RELATED: Never forget: A timeline of the events of September 11, 2001Maxar Technologies released satellite images showing the aftermath at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, which encompasses Shanksville.Maxar said that shortly after the attacks, their team "shifted the tasking" of the IOKONOS satellite in order to "image the affected sites as quickly as possible." The company said it had "the only high-resolution commercial imagery system in orbit" at the time.The first image, showing what was left at the World Trade Center site, was captured on Sept.

12. It shows smoke rising above Ground Zero, where the twin towers had collapsed just a day before. Another image was taken on Sept.

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