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Asteroids might not look like much on the outside, but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 …Space
Europe’s SpaceDataHighway talks services12 June 2015 The European Data Relay System (EDRS) is the most sophisticated broadband laser communication …
Sentinel-2A Set to Provide Impressive Earth Images - 15/06/2015
Sentinel-2A, the first optical imaging satellite in Europe’s Copernicus environmental …
If a team of astronomers has their way, soon the International Space Station will be outfitted with a new, spiffy laser-wielding telescope.The post …Space
A few weeks ago, a fellow developer (Kelly Luetkemeyer) pulled me into his office to show me something he had been working on. It was very cool! Even …
My colleague Jed Sundwall wrote the guest post below to show you how one of the newest AWS Public Data Sets is being put to use.
You can now …Amazon Web Services
Today we’re releasing the first edition of Landsat-live, a map that is constantly refreshed with the latest satellite imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 …Satellites
I spent the last several months thinking about stress, not only because I was actively stressed over deadlines and the like, but also because I wrote the March Popular Science cover story on the subject. Last year, I did a similar piece on sleep, which spilled over to this blog as a series exploring …Botany
The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme is built and ready to go into orbit.
Sentinel-2a will take pictures of the planet's surface in visible and infrared light.
Its data will track everything from the growth of megacities to the variable yields of the …Satellites
IMSAR’S NanoSAR C
IMSAR’S NanoSAR C – BATTLESPACE ‘STAR TECHNOLOGY PICK’ OF AUSA
By Julian Nettlefold
16 Oct 14. The Editor’s ‘Star Technology Pick’ of …Drones
Libra is a fast image browser for previewing and downloading Landsat imagery. We work with a ton of imagery from our own internal archives and built …
Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth's orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Apart from the research being done in microgravity, ISS crew members continue to send back …Space
Image copyright Spire.Will you need a raincoat or shorts tomorrow? Chances are the weather data you use to determine the answer comes from the …Weather
The East Coast's fake out blizzard this week could have been prevented—if forecasters had better data.
Earlier this week, the situation for New Yorkers looked dire. A blizzard was coming. Maybe the biggest blizzard in New York City's history. The subway was shut down for the first time ever because …Space
In today's world it can be easy to feel like there's nothing left to discover, that all the blank bits of the map have long been filled. Gregory Asner begs to differ, and he's developed a lab in the sky to prove it.
In the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Asner has designed a one-of-a-kind, ultra …Environment
In less than five years since being founded, satellite startup Planet Labs has created a whole new way to do satellite imagery. Now that it’s proven out its model of deploying tiny satellites to circle the planet in low orbit, the company has brought on some additional capital and hired veteran …Satellites
Brazil said deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year.
Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the fall, for the year ending July 2014, meant deforestation was at its second lowest level in 25 years.
But campaigners say alternative monitoring shows an increase for …Forests
Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
The information has been drawn from a range of satellites, but in particular from the European Space Agency's Goce mission.
This platform, which operated from 2009 to …Space
Mapping the world's tropical forests with a fleet of airplanes outfitted with advanced LiDAR could rapidly and accurately assess global forest carbon …Geography
NASA will soon turn a laser-based device toward Earth in an effort to map its forest in 3D. This endeavor, which will originate the International Space Station and goes by the name GEDI, is all part of the agency's plan to determine the amount of carbon our planet's forests contain.
peering into the …NASA
NASA plans to launch a small satellite that, if successful, could help climate scientists improve computer models depicting future manmade global warming. The satellite, dubbed "IceCube," is the first of six new CubeSat missions that were selected as part of a new initiative during this fiscal …NASA
Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geography of Peru, a country whose tropical forests are among the world's most vital in terms of mitigating the global impact of climate change.
Released July 29, the 69-page report to Peru's Ministry of the …Climate Change
A satellite launched to study the salinity of the ocean is also proving helpful in understanding the land.
NASA's Aquarius instrument, which is aboard …
US conservationists and a satellite imagery company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants.
Species such as the Australian tree fern are using up vital water supplies within native forests on Hawaii, home to unique species found nowhere …Hawaii
Nasa has launched a mission dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will help pinpoint the key locations on the Earth's surface where the gas is being emitted and absorbed.
A Delta rocket carrying the satellite lifted clear of the Vandenberg …Aerospace
Sites like Google and Bing Maps will be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US government restrictions being lifted.
Companies had not been allowed to make use of images where features smaller than 50cm were visible.
But one imaging firm, Digital Globe, said it would be able to …Satellites
Melting at one of the largest ice caps on Earth has produced a big jump in its flow speed, satellite imagery suggests.
Austfonna on Norway's Svalbard archipelago covers just over 8,000 sq km and had been relatively stable for many years.
But the latest space data reveals a marked acceleration of the …Satellites
Europe's Swarm mission to measure the Earth's magnetic field in unprecedented detail is achieving impressive levels of performance, scientists say.
Even though the trio of satellites were only launched in November, they are already sensing the global field to a precision that took previous ventures …Space Science
Satellite images of the earth provide a striking picture of our planet during the hours of darkness. From space, the world at night appears as an …