November 28, 2022

Surveillance photos reveal apparent explosion on Iranian launch pad

August 30, 2019

A day after commercial satellite images revealed a smoke plume over an Iranian launch pad, President Trump tweeted a remarkably high-resolution aerial photograph of the remote satellite launch facility Friday — apparently from a classified satellite or airborne drone — and denied U.S. involvement in the accident.

Destructive Canadian wildfire sighted from space

May 9, 2016

Satellites sailing hundreds of miles over a destructive wildfire ravaging the northern Alberta town of Fort McMurray have returning stunning images illustrating the extent of the blaze that has displaced tens of thousands of people.

Oktoberfest from orbit

October 1, 2015

It turns out the world’s most famous beer festival is visible from space, but even the sharpest-eyed orbiting Earth observatories can’t see the thousands of lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing festival-goers hoisting drinks by the liter at Munich’s¬†Oktoberfest.

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