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On July 5, 2016, the moon passed between NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA’s EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

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Credits: NASA/NOAA

SpaceX just filed for a constellation of 4,425 satellites to provide Internet from orbit

Space Exploration Holdings, LLC seeks operating authority (i.e., approval for orbital deployment and a station license) for a non−geostationary orbit satellite system in the Fixed−Satellite Service using the Ku and Ka frequency bands. 

The SpaceX non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) satellite system (the “SpaceX System”) consists of a constellation of 4,425 satellites (plus in-orbit spares) operating in 83 orbital planes (at altitudes ranging from 1,110 km to 1,325 km), as well as associated ground control facilities, gateway earth stations and end user earth stations.

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Earlier this week, NASA released a number of their videos of Earth, other planets, and rockets, in newly shareable form - added through their own pages at giphy and pinterest for people to use.

This clip combines 6 months of observations of Africa and the middle east from space into one short clip.