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95%VideoFeb 2012

Swiss aim to clean up space

(4:24) It's only 45 years since Russia's Sputnik 1 (first artificial satellite) was put into Earth's orbit, and already there is so much space junk orbiting the Earth at extremely high speeds (17,000 mph) as to be a real problem.

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94%VideoMay 2015

Five human activities you can see from space

(2:38) Satellites have been watching us for 40 years documenting the human activity below.

93%VideoDec 2012

Earth At Night

(2:12) Cloud-free view from space as acquired by the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Satellite.

90%PictureMar 2006

Pretty planet

The greatest show on earth

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89%PictureAug 2008

Italy by night

View taken from the space shuttle

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88%PictureJan 2010

Ice land Britain

A rare satellite shot indeed, Britain clothed head to toe in white

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88%VideoFeb 2012

The Earth as art

(13:32) Landsat missions were launched for scientific purposes, but they make up one of the most awe-inspiring collections of beautiful images of our home planet.

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88%AnimationSep 2013

Scientists study aftermath of Chelyabinsk meteor strike

(3:51) On February 15, 2013, a 10,000 ton meteor exploded only 23 km above the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia.

88%VideoFeb 2015

Jet fighters to launch satellites cheaper than ever

(2:31) DARPA program that could one day could allow affordable, routine, and reliable access to space.

87%PictureOct 2009

Satellite city


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