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December 12, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 12, 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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Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
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Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
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Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
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USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
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EARTH OBSERVATION

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
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DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU
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EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
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EARTH OBSERVATION

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
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GPS NEWS

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
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SOLAR SCIENCE

New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope ... more
GPS NEWS

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
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UAV NEWS

Iran claims US drone captured
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MILTECH

Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems
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SOLAR SCIENCE

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GPS NEWS

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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