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Check out Google Earth’s amazing new satellite imagery from Landsat 8

Check out Google Earth’s amazing new satellite imagery from Landsat 8 Earlier this week, Google announced that it upgraded the satellite imagery on Google Maps and Google Earth with data collected from Landsat 8.If you want to experience the new imagery yourself, simply load up Google Earth or Google Maps on your platform of choice.

No, a Chinese satellite probably isn’t falling out of the sky, and NASA isn’t hiding evidence of alien life

No, a Chinese satellite probably isn’t falling out of the sky, and NASA isn’t hiding evidence of alien life Then news broke that a Chinese satellite might be out of control and falling towards us, while NASA is probably hiding evidence of UFOs when it cut the ISS video feed earlier today.The Tiangong-1 was China’s first attempt to launch an orbital space station for conducting remote experiments and testing its own orbital docking and rendezvous capabilities.

This space agency is planning to launch 104 satellites in one go

This space agency is planning to launch 104 satellites in one go The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will attempt to launch 104 satellites on a single rocket in February.If things go as planned, ISRO would be able to surpass, by a long margin, the record set by Russia, which sent 37 satellites in one go in 2014.

Become a Space Archaeologist with GlobalXplorer

Become a Space Archaeologist with GlobalXplorer Sarah Parcak, GlobalXplorer invites adventurers with a computer and Internet connection to help spot archaeological sites in digital imagery.Satellite archaeologist Parcak used the $1 million 2016 TED Prize money she earned to fund the project—described as “an online citizen-science tool … that will train an army of volunteer explorers to find and protect the world’s hidden heritage.

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they're still tough to spot from space.Drones are one technology now commonly used in whale research, but they're not always able to deliver the scale a satellite can.

Enjoy the freedom of satellite radio with the $64 SiriusXM Onyx Plus vehicle kit

Enjoy the freedom of satellite radio with the $64 SiriusXM Onyx Plus vehicle kit By liberating users from geographically-limited radio stations, satellite radio can provide a more reliable signal and prevent listeners from having to struggle with traditional AM/FM channels.If you’re looking for an affordable satellite radio kit for your car, the SiriusXM Onyx Plus with vehicle kit is one well-reviewed and feature-laden option that is now just $64 on Amazon.

India just smashed the record for the most satellites launched by a single rocket

India just smashed the record for the most satellites launched by a single rocket Launching just one satellite into space is challenging enough, but 100-plus?The launch smashed the previous record for the most satellites sent up on a single rocket, set by Russia in 2014 when it sent 37 into orbit.

Enjoy NOAA's vital satellite imagery, while you still can

Enjoy NOAA's vital satellite imagery, while you still can The White House aims to cut NOAA's funding by 17 percent from current levels, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by the Washington Post last week.That includes eliminating $513 million, or 22 percent, of the current funding for NOAA's satellite division, and slashing another $216 million, or 26 percent, from NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.