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Eerie satellite images show the ghost world created by coronavirus

Eerie satellite images show the ghost world created by coronavirus

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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus that causes it have canceled countless events and gatherings as cities, states and entire nations go into shutdown mode.  With millions at home or practicing social distancing, the basic concept of a crowd has become…
NASA satellite captures Antarctica melting during heat wave

NASA satellite captures Antarctica melting during heat wave

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This satellite image from Feb. 13 shows extensive melting of the the ice cap on Eagle Island in Antarctica. Joshua Stevens/Landsat data from the USGS/GEOS-5 data/NASA GSFC Antarctica, home to the coldest place on Earth, experienced a worrying heat wave earlier in February, possibly even setting a record high temperature for the normally frigid continent. A…
OneWeb amps up the satellite space race with its second launch

OneWeb amps up the satellite space race with its second launch

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A Soyuz rocket prepares to launch 34 OneWeb satellites from Kazakhstan. OneWeb 2020 looks to be the year of the satellite constellation, led by SpaceX and its plan for a massive fleet of broadband satellites. On Thursday, another billionaire-backed effort looks to keep pace, when OneWeb launches a second batch of its own space routers…
NASA satellite image shows grim Australian fire devastation from space

NASA satellite image shows grim Australian fire devastation from space

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This Suomi NPP satellite image shows the massive amounts of smoke from actively burning fires, designated by the red spots. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) New South Wales in Australia is under stress from a heatwave and ongoing bush fires that are eating up the landscape. The ground is choked…
NASA satellite areas unusual sight: A great void definitely shredding a star

NASA satellite areas unusual sight: A great void definitely shredding a...

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An illustration of a tidal disruption event Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science It's among the most violent events in the universe, and astronomers have witnessed its aftermath in historic new detail with the help of one of NASA's newest space telescopes.  The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, aka TESS, caught a rare event called a tidal…
Tiny NASA satellite gets interesting 3D peek inside Typhoon Dorian

Tiny NASA satellite gets interesting 3D peek inside Typhoon Dorian

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The Tempest-D satellite captured this look at Dorian's layers on Sept. 3. NASA/JPL-Caltech We've seen Hurricane Dorian from inside the eye, from satellites and looking down from the International Space Station. A tiny experimental NASA weather satellite has now given us a fascinating view from under the hurricane's hood. Tempest-D is a CubeSat roughly the size…
NASA satellite tv for pc spots a mysterious inexperienced mild that shortly disappeared

NASA satellite tv for pc spots a mysterious inexperienced mild that...

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A green source appeared in an image of the Fireworks galaxy before quickly disappearing. NASA NASA's NuSTAR X-ray observatory has spotted something a little weird. While imaging the Fireworks galaxy, NuSTAR spotted several mysterious bright sources of X-ray light, appearing as green and blue spots. Within days, the blobs had disappeared. A recent study, published…
Satellite accidents might trigger a space-junk catastrophe that might end human access to area. Here’s how.

Satellite accidents might trigger a space-junk catastrophe that might end human...

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As humanity launches more stuff into space, the odds of spacecraft bumping into each other will go up. SpaceX and the European Space Agency (ESA) got the most recent and talked-about taste of the problem on Monday. On that day, there was a 1-in-1,000 chance of collision between one of SpaceX's new Starlink internet satellites…
SpaceX Starlink satellite almost hits European satellite

SpaceX Starlink satellite almost hits European satellite

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The ESA Aeolus satellite is used for earth observation. ESA The European Space Agency said Monday that it had to fire the thrusters on its Aeolus satellite to avoid colliding with a satellite in the SpaceX Starlink constellation. "Experts in our #SpaceDebris team calculated the risk of collision between these two active satellites, determining the…
Satellite video footage reveals Typhoon Dorian approaching Puerto Rico. The cyclone might reinforce to a Classification 3 storm this weekend.

Satellite video footage reveals Typhoon Dorian approaching Puerto Rico. The cyclone...

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Following is a transcript of the video. This is Hurrican Dorian. On Wednesday it approached Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It is expected to intensify later this week as it approaches the Bahamas and Florida. Right now, Dorian has max wind speeds near 75 mph. And is expected to strengthen to a Category 3…

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