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October 23, 2012

Giant Antarctic Rift Grows Larger

When the colossal crack shown in the accompanying TerraSar-X satellite images reaches the other side of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, it’ll send the largest iceberg in decades adrift into Pine Island Bay.

October 23, 2012

Tough Choices for Next Earth Explorer Mission

In early 2013, scientists and data users will have the opportunity to debate the merits of three competing concepts for the next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

October 15, 2012

Insurers Seek Satellite Assistance

The use of data from Earth-observing satellites in the insurance business is still in the early stages, but pressure to be ready for more frequent extreme-weather events is increasing.

October 15, 2012

Bay Area Sheriff Testing Earth Observation Drones

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern first tested an unmanned aircraft system about a year ago. Now he’s looking into buying one, which would be a first for California law enforcement.

October 15, 2012

Satellites Observe Record-High Antarctic Ice

Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, Antarctic ice conversely achieved record high levels.

October 15, 2012

Satellites Detect South American “Sombrero Uplift”

In the central Andes mountains, satellites show that the ground above a major subterranean magma body has been rising by about 10 mm annually for two decades.

October 9, 2012

New Radar Studied for Earth Observation

A field experiment has researchers excited about the potential of Ka-band, a new short radar wavelength—only 8.5 mm—to image Earth from space.

October 9, 2012

Satellites Show the Crisping of America

The browning and withering of U.S. and northern Mexico vegetation is clear in this vegetation anomaly map based on data from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.

October 9, 2012

New Forever Stamps Highlight Earth Observation

The U.S. Postal Service issued 15 new Forever postage stamps comprising Earth imagery from satellites and aerial photographs.

October 9, 2012

DHS Asks Manufacturers to Help Evaluate Drones

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials are asking the industry to participate in a fly-off evaluation of small unmanned aircraft—less than 25 pounds—for a several potential applications.