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NASA shows off stunning images of the earth at night

NASA shows off stunning images of the earth at night

Thanks to the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, NASA and the NOAA have released a series of high-quality composite images of the Earth at night time. These images are very high-quality, capturing all sorts of lights, including wildfires and even lights on boats. They've been compiled into a video as well, allowing you to view a 360-spinning model of the Earth at night, which you can view on the NASA website.

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Judge rejects request to block Dish AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime

Judge rejects request to block Dish AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime

Ah, commercials. They're convenient for those times you want to grab more snacks without missing any of your show, and maddening when you just want to watch TV without seemingly endless commercials. Dish Network offers two features via its Hopper Whole-Home DVR that allows users to record shows and skip commercials. Fox tried to block these features, but a judge has ruled in Dish's favor.

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SpaceX Dragon engine loss had consequences for Orbcomm OG2 satellite

SpaceX Dragon engine loss had consequences for Orbcomm OG2 satellite

The SpaceX Dragon capsule is currently on the way to the International Space Station, but today we found out that the launch didn't exactly go as smoothly as planned. A little over one minute into the launch, the Falcon 9 rocket lost one of its engines. We were told that this little issue won't affect the mission to the ISS, but now Orbcomm is saying that the engine loss had some unintended consequences for the launch of one of its OG2 telecommunications satellites.

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Freesat+ “free time” blurs on-demand and free satellite TV

Freesat+ “free time” blurs on-demand and free satellite TV

The next-generation of free-to-air digital satellite service Freesat has been revealed, <free time>, complete with a new listings system, catch-up TV from BBC iPlayer and others, and streamlined recording. The Freesat+ UK service now includes a "backwards" TV guide that shows what has been broadcast in the recent past, pulling content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, and - by the end of the year - 4oD and Demand 5 - while Humax has revealed the first of the new Freesat+ boxes.

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Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

There are a significant number of Americans around the country that don't have access to broadband Internet. The reason many of these people don't have access isn't that they can't afford it. The reason that they don't have broadband is because in many rural locations broadband is simply not available by traditional means such as cable or DSL. That leaves the only option in some instances being satellite broadband.

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Longest-running continuous view of Earth from space turns 40

Longest-running continuous view of Earth from space turns 40

It was exactly 40 years ago today when the first Landsat satellite—the ERTS-1—was launched into orbit by NASA to provide global coverage of large-scale human activity like building cities and farming over the long term. The very first Landsat satellite was sent into orbit on July 23, 1972 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and marks the world’s longest-running Earth observation satellite program.

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