Canada Hit!

Remember the falling satellite? Well, Nasa has confirmed that debris the from six-ton satellite crashed back to Earth mostly in Canada. The Telegraph reports: The American space agency said decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth between 11.23pm and 1.09am on Saturday morning (3.23am GMT to 5.09am GMT). Tracking of the satellite, which broke up during its…

Watch Out For Falling Space Junk!

In the next couple of weeks. Seriously – that’s if you stay between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south of the Equator: A six tonne Nasa satellite is set to fall uncontrolled out of orbit, potentially raining debris over swathes of the planet including Britain, the US space agency has admitted. The $750 million (£468 million)…

Egyptian Pyramids Found by Infra-red Satellite Images

BBC: Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids. The work has been pioneered…

Japan Reactor Crisis: Satellite Pictures Reveal Damage

National Geographic has them: A plume of white steam billows from ruined reactor 3 (the second structure from the left) at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as seen in a Wednesday satellite image—two days after an explosion blew the roof off the unit’s secondary containment building. Varying levels of damage are visible in the all…