The location of Osama bin Laden's compound was an extraordinarily tightly kept secret--until Sunday night, when U.S. forces attacked it and killed him.
Now satellite photos show the compound just northeast of the center of Abbottabad, Pakistan. In this case, a DigitalGlobe image shows the site, a tilted triangle with its left corner chopped off, including the dark shadows from the tall walls surrounding the compound.
The once-revolutionary, now-prosaic Google Maps acquired a new dimension after bin Laden's death as a way to view to a historically significant moment on another part of the globe. Bin Laden's compound is marked on the right edge of the image.