Satellites

Seeking The Big Picture Of Our Planet? Check Out Satellite Images On Noaa’s Site.

The agency draws on its data and presents them in a variety of formats, each packed with fascinating views of our planet from space.
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Amazing Nasa Satellite Photos Show China's New Lunar Lander And Rover On The Far Side Of The Moon

China recently landed the first-ever robotic mission on the far side (not "dark side") of the moon, called Chang'e 4. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first...
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Watch Out Zero-gravity Trash, The Space Harpoon Is Coming

Ever since we humans started launching ourselves in space, junk has been accumulating in orbit around the Earth. There are more than 7,600 tons of space junk circling our plant, the product of old launches or long-dead satellites. It’s a...
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Mars Looks Dead, But Don't Count It Out Just Yet

Mars' surface is a lifeless, unwelcoming desert. But beneath its red soil the planet still might be alive — geologically. Big space news broke in 2018: Using a ground-penetrating radar aboard a Mars satellite, a group of scientists detected a...
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Get Ready To Gasp! Snow Supermoon Will Create Lunar Spectacle On February 19

Attention US-based skywatchers! February 19 will be the perfect day to gaze upon the Earth's lunar satellite, thanks to a not-so-little thing called the Snow Supermoon.
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Nasa Tracks Tropical Cyclone Oma As Warnings Remain For Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the tropical storm.
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Tiny Satellites Reveal Water Dynamics In Thousands Of Northern Lakes

Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable during the summer than previously thought. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters,...
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Taiwan Announces New Phase Of Space Program, Hopes For Moon Mission

Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that the nation’s space program has reached its third phase, during which it hopes to launch 10 satellites ‒ one every 18 months ‒ one of which would orbit the moon.
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Esa Celebrates Valentine’s Day With The Beating Heart Of Moorea Island

Valentine’s Day is finally here, but the European Space Agency (ESA) has kicked off the celebration ever since the beginning of the week. On Monday, the ESA took to YouTube to share a stunning satellite image of a very special place on Earth...
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Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It

Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
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Gps Has Been In Action For 30 Years And It’s Just Getting Started

The first satellite of the modern US global-positioning system was launched on Feb. 14, 1989. The decision changed the world economy, making space a part of nearly everyone’s daily life. Just as the invention of the marine chronometer helped...
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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which Two Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.(Image credit: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images)
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China, Russia See Our Satellites As A Vulnerability

And the potential development of such technology may usher in a new era of competition and militarization of space. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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Image: Biomass Earth Explorer satellite

Set to fly in 2022, ESA's Biomass Earth Explorer satellite with its 12-m diameter radar antenna will pierce through woodland canopies to perform a global survey of Earth's forests – and see how they change over the course of Biomass's five-year...
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Latest Weather Satellite Will Improve Forecasts For Western U.s., Alaska, Hawaiifebruary 12, 2019

Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and is now operating in the GOES West position, providing faster, more...
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Tropical Cyclone Oma Threatens Vanuatu, Seen By Suomi Npp Satellite

Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to move southeast in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and continue affecting Vanuatu. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm.
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Observations Uncover Details About The Open Cluster Ic 4996

Using the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) and data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers have conducted a new study of the young open cluster IC 4996 and its vicinity. The research, presented in a paper published January 31 on...
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Nasa-noaa Satellite Finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena Sheared

Wind shear can push tropical cyclones apart and satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that is what is happening to Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Aqua Satellite Catches Development Of Tropical Cyclone Oma

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Oma. Oma formed northwest of Vanuatu.
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Nasa Winds Down 6-year Satellite Mission To Study Earth's Deadly Radiation Belts

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Two satellite probes that have spent most of the past six years in the Van Allen radiation belts - four years longer than they were expected to have survived - are being maneuvered into low Earth orbit to collect additional...
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