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As March moves in, NASA´s eyes peer
through the lingering storms

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 2/28/2013 9:52:25 AM

No, this isn´t another one of those space telescope shots of distant star clusters whose light has been traveling toward Earth for millions of light-years ever since Larry King´s birth. This photo is actually taken back down at Earth, by an Infrared Imaging Suite. It´s aboard the NPP satellite whose fiery, night-time launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base we described here 16 months ago. From 521 miles high the two-ton satellite flashes around the globe photographing every square inch of the planet every day, creating a digitalized history of the globe´s environment for future scientists to compare with theirs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 2/28/2013 10:07:38 AM     (No. 9200758)

Sheesh. A light year is a measure of distance, not time. "Journalists" are lazy and ignorant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/28/2013 2:34:19 PM     (No. 9201261)

...and sees Islamic extremists masquarading as scientists wanting to blow them up!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/28/2013 2:35:37 PM     (No. 9201268)

#1, it´s how far you go at the speed of light for a year...watch out for mirrors!

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