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September 25, 2012

Airborne LiDAR Mapping Reveals Iron Age Settlements

Skokholm Island, best known for its colony of breeding seabirds, was known to have been settled in prehistoric times, but a new LiDAR survey shows detail of Iron Age and medieval use.

September 25, 2012

Satellites Track Ozone Hole Before/After Protocol

According to NASA scientist Pawan Bhartia, “The Antarctic hole is stabilizing and may be slowly recovering. Our focus now is to make sure that it is healing as expected."

September 18, 2012

Satellite Images Shed Light on Water Contamination

Blue Water Satellite uses Earth imagery that water body managers can use to detect and assess problems as well as develop remediation strategies.

September 18, 2012

Rio Police Test Earth Observation Drones

A battalion of Special Forces from Rio do Janeiro is using drones to monitor the estimated 600 “favelas,” or shanty towns, in the hills surrounding the city’s world-famous beaches.

September 18, 2012

Satellites Record Volcanic Islands Inflating

The south Aegean Sea islands of Santorini are showing signs of unrest for the first time in more than half a century. Satellite data confirm they’ve risen about 14 cm since January 2011.

September 18, 2012

Nigeria Flood Kills 137

NASA’s Terra satellite shows the intense flooding along the Benue River, which claimed 137 lives and forced thousands more to relocate from July through September 2012.

September 11, 2012

India’s 100th Space Mission Sends Spot 6 Satellite into Orbit

Astrium’s SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite was launched successfully Sept. 9, 2012, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India, completing the first half of the company’s four-satellite constellation.

September 11, 2012

China’s Earth Observation Satellites Questioned Again

A former U.K. Ministry of Defense professor says China’s plan to launch eight more “ocean-monitoring” satellites—two of them with radar capabilities—is more likely for military purposes.

September 11, 2012

Google Earth, Google Maps Boost Image Resolution

Several days after Microsoft said Bing Maps completed its U.S. high-resolution image project, Google reported it increased the amount of high-resolution imagery on its geospatial websites.

September 11, 2012

NASA Earth Observation Drone Becomes Hurricane Hunter

NASA began its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk over the Atlantic Ocean’s Hurricane Leslie during a day-long flight from California to Virginia.