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December 11, 2012
Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 11, 2012
Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely uninhabited. Why is this area so lit up, many have asked? Away from the cities, much of the night light observed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in these images comes from wildfires. In the bright areas of western Australia, there are no nearby cities or industri ... read more
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Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
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Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
Data from the Raytheon Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than prev ... more
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Purchasing core elements used to launch 28 rockets into space for National Security Space missions is the focus of negotiations between the Air Force and United Launch Alliance to establish a requir ... more

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

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Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
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First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
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New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
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New radio telescope could save world billions
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