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Satellite images reveal shrinkage of Utah’s Great Salt Lake

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New satellite images from the European Space Agency have illustrated the extent of dwindling water levels in the Great Salt Lake in Utah, a month after it reached its lowest water level ever recorded. Highlighting fal...

Satellite imagery shows air pollution rise in tropical ‘megacities’

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A new international study has used satellites to track air pollution changes in some of the world’s fast-growing tropical cities. Some of these cities will house more than 50 million people by 2050, but there is almos...

Satellite images of corpses in Bucha contradict Russian claims

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Satellite images showing bodies strewn across the streets of Bucha have provided a rebuttal to claims by the Russian state that Ukrainian forces placed dead people in the town in “staged provocation” after Russian for...

Mariupol bombing: before and after satellite images show destruction in Ukraine city

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The scale of the destruction in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol at the hands of Russian forces has emerged in new satellite images that show devastated residential building, blasted parklands and smouldering groce...

North Korea: satellite images suggest building work at nuclear test site for first time since 2018

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Commercial satellite imagery shows construction at North Korea’s nuclear testing site for the first time since it was closed in 2018, US-based analysts said on Tuesday, adding to concerns the country could resume test...

North Korea says latest missile test part of building satellite surveillance system

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North Korea says a test conducted on Sunday was for the development of a reconnaissance satellite system, state media reported a day after a missile launch was detected from the country. The report from state news age...

‘This is rocket science’: micrometeorite collision blamed for NBN satellite internet outage

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A micrometeorite slamming into a satellite was the likely cause of a seven-hour outage for NBN Co internet users in December, a Senate hearing has been told. About 46,500 of NBN Co’s 112,000 satellite users in regiona...

US satellite firm’s takeover of Inmarsat ‘not a step-in-and-steal deal’

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The chief executive of the US satellite company that is buying Inmarsat for $7.3bn (£5.4bn) has said it is not “stealing” Britain’s crown jewel in the space communications race, and is confident the deal would be clea...

Cat on a hot satellite dish: Elon Musk’s Starlink antenna hits surprise problem

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Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, Starlink, has ambitious plans to bring internet access to people anywhere in the world. But it turns out the venture is providing another service: warming up cats. A customer t...

‘A wild west out there’: Russian satellite debris worsens space junk problem

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When Russia fired a missile at one of its own satellites on the weekend, the explosion generated many thousands of pieces of shrapnel that are now zooming around in space at breathtaking speeds. It added to a sizeable...

Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of US warships

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Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a US navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its north-western desert, possibly for practice for a future clash. China has massively upgraded its military in recent yea...

North Korea expanding weapons-grade uranium plant, satellite images suggest

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Recent satellite images appear to show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, with experts saying the move shows an intent to boost the production of bomb materials. ...

Eutelsat Quantum: breakthrough reprogrammable satellite launches

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The world’s first commercial fully reprogrammable satellite has been launched, ushering in a new era of more flexible communications. Unlike conventional models that are designed and “hard-wired” on Earth and cannot b...

Satellite imagery captures wildfires raging through Oregon – video

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Satellite imagery from NOAA shows various clusters of fire in the state of Oregon. The Bootleg fire, which has been burning since 6 July, is the largest active blaze in the nation, covering an area larger than the siz...