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December 20, 2011

Satellite Sensor Provides Ultimate Panoramic View

This image collected Nov. 24, 2011, is the first complete global image from the NPP satellite’s Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite, which can image the entire Earth every day with no gaps.

December 20, 2011

Russian Volcano Hurls Ash Six Miles High

Kizimen, an isolated stratovolcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, spewed ash nearly 10 kilometers (32,800 feet) into the air in mid-December 2011.

December 20, 2011

QuickBird Satellite Spots Chinese Carrier at Sea

On Dec. 13, 2011, analysts in the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center confirmed an image of the Varyag, China’s first aircraft carrier, in the Yellow Sea on its second sea trial.

December 20, 2011

Shrubbery on the March Northward in Quebec

The northward expansion of vegetation may not be as dramatic as melting sea ice, but it’s another key indicator researchers are watching to better understand global warming.

December 20, 2011

Unmanned Aircraft Mimics Insect Vision to Navigate

Researchers say small unmanned aircraft equipped with fisheye-lensed cameras now can use insect-like visual navigation to stay on track.

December 13, 2011

NORAD Boosts Ways to Track Santa

Once again, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will track Santa’s yuletide journey—this year with cell phone apps, Google Earth and several other high-tech options.

December 13, 2011

Satellites Keep Tabs on Yellowstone’s Plumbing

Proposed energy projects just outside Yellowstone National Park borders have some people fearing that Old Faithful and other national wonders could be sapped of their energy.

December 13, 2011

Satellite Data Show Reduced Toxic Air Emissions

Good news—satellite data combined with ground measurements indicate the Clean Air Interstate Rule, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2005, is working in several states.

December 13, 2011

Cattle Rustling Family Nabbed by Drone

With 3,000 acres to cover and fearful of an armed standoff, a North Dakota sheriff calls in a Predator drone, modern military’s wonder weapon, in the first drone-assisted arrest on U.S. soil.

December 13, 2011

Astrium Wins ESA Earth Observation Contract

Astrium has been selected by the European Space Agency as prime contractor for the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite, a low-cost mission to monitor atmospheric chemistry.