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How Do We See Things From Space?

NASA recently announced that they will be using satellites to help find the missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370. How can these satellites see objects clearly despite being incredibly far away? Trace is here to explain.

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How Satellites Work

“Down on the ground, satellites can look very similar — shiny boxes or cylinders adorned with solar-panel wings.”

Satellites Join Search For Missing Plane

“Space agencies or national space institutes are helping search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane by passing on images from their satellites.”

Military Intelligence Satellites

“Looking down and out (as from a mountain) to survey the battlefield for information useful to military leaders goes back to ancient times.”

Google’s Super Satellite Captures First Image

“This bird’s-eye view of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania was the first image ever seen by the GeoEye-1, the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite sponsored by Google, when it opened its camera door earlier this week.”

How Good Are Modern Spy Satellites?

“Today we saw how spy planes get eye exams just like you and me. How good are they though?”

Ikonos Imagery

“The IKONOS-2 satellite is a fine resolution craft operated by GeoEye, (formerly Space Imaging).

World’s Highest-Resolution Satellite Imagery

“If you ever have that nagging feeling that you are being watched, you might not be wrong.”

Russian Satellite’s 121-Megapixel Image of Earth is Most Detailed Yet

“There’s been a long history of NASA-provided “Blue Marble” images of Earth, but now we’re getting a different perspective thanks to photos taken by the Elektro-L No.1 Russian weather satellite.”

How Can You See a Satellite View of Your House

“Every now and then I go looking for a free aerial view of my home. It’s amazing what’s available through the internet now, totally free.”

U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Flew On for Hours

“U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for up to four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people amiliar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky.”

NASA Joins Hunt for Missing Malaysian Jetliner

“The world’s premier space agency has joined the search for a Malaysian commercial jetliner that vanished into thin air over the weekend.”

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