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“The patio was lit only with candles and moonlight, so aides used the camera lights on their phones to help the stone-faced Trump and Abe read through the documents,” Liptak writes. In DeAgazio’s first photo, you can see a phone flashlight being used in that way.
 
 

Why is this important? Mobile phones have flashlights, yes — and cameras, microphones and Internet connectivity. When Edward Snowden was meeting with reporters in Hong Kong at the moment he was leaking the material he’d stolen from the NSA, he famously asked that they place their phones in the refrigerator — blocking any radio signals in the event that the visitors’ phones had been hacked. This was considered the most secure way of ensuring that the phones couldn’t be used as wiretaps, even more secure than removing the battery. Phones — especially phones with their flashes turned on for improved visibility — are portable television satellite trucks and, if compromised, can be used to get a great deal of information about what’s happening nearby, unless precautions are taken.

Proba-2 partial eclipse, 26 February 2017

On 26 February, an annular solar eclipse took place over South America and Africa.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, totally or partially blocking the Sun from Earth’s point of view. In an annular eclipse, the apparent diameter of the Moon appears smaller than the Sun’s diameter, such that a ring of the solar disc remains visible.

ESA’s Proba-2 satellite observed a series of partial eclipses from space. In fact, the Moon crossed the satellite’s field of view four times, three times passing in front of the Sun.

This image is shows one of the partial eclipses, taken by Proba-2’s SWAP imager, which snaps the Sun in ultraviolet light to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona.

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In the middle of South America there is a strange and almost perfectly spherical island that moves on its own axis. The landmass in the middle “called the Eye” floats on a pond of clear and cold water which is extremely strange in contrast to its surrounding area. The bottom appears to be solid in comparison to the marsh around it.

In this unexplored and swampy area, you will find this mysterious spherical island that is 130 meters in diameter and moves seemingly on its own from side to side ‘floating’ in the water channel that surrounds it. It’s discoverer is an Argentine filmmaker who investigates paranormal phenomenon, UFO cases and alien sightings. How is such an island even possible? Is it the result of an unknown natural phenomenon that we have rarely seen on Earth? How has it lasted so long without deforming? And what caused its initial formation?

Is it possible that the nearly perfect spherical island is connected to UFO activity in the area? Or is there something underneath it that causes the mysterious island to move erratically? The truth is that if we look back at the historical records of Google Earth we will find that ‘The Eye’ has been visible on satellite images for over a decade and has apparently always moved in a mysterious way as if it were seeking attention from anyone looking from above.

To check out the enigmatic island for yourself, head on to Google Earth and visit the following coordinates: 34°15´07.8″S 58°49´47.4″W

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Rocketing into a mailbox in the early 1960s, this postcard shows the Echo 1A satellite atop a Thor-Delta launch vehicle. Echo 1A launched on August 12, 1960, and was the first successful launch of the Echo program. A previous launch attempt in May saw the vehicle crash into the Atlantic ocean when the control jets on the Delta second stage failed to ignite.

Project Echo aimed to demonstrate passive communications in orbit by having a signal bounce off the satellite’s surface. Both Echo satellites were inflatable balloons of Mylar over 100 feet in diameter that were expanded by inert gasses one in orbit. To prevent rupture from micrometeroids, a special chemical powder coated the interior of the balloon which would automatically seal any breach. Echo 1A outlasted engineer’s predictions of orbital life by four years, burning up in the atmosphere in 1968.

Visible immediately below the satellite is the Altair-1 third stage which put Echo into its final orbit. The 524-pound, 6 foot motor comprised the final stage of the booster, as was encapsulated along with the satellite in the payload fairing. Altair was used as an upper stage on a number of other rockets in the early days of the space program, including Vanguard and Scout.

The image in the postcard was taken shortly before the one below, which shows the satellite atop the Thor-Delta rocket.

The Himawari 8 satellite is a Japanese weather satellite placed in stationary orbit around the Earth, looking down on the western Pacific Ocean. It regularly provides absolutely amazing images of this planet. This video captures a sunrise over the Himalayan Mountains and Southeast Asia as seen by the spectral filters on that satellite (visible both before and after sunrise)

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UFO Sighting April 21st 2016
A bizarre object has been spotted by Google Earth hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest, which some people believe to be evidence of an alien spaceship.

The strange UFO appears to be hidden within the trees, but is visible on satellite imagery, leaving many to believe that it must be enormous in size. The unexplained line of lights or ‘shiny orbs’ was spotted by a viewer searching through Google Maps. 

The astonishing object, which does not appear to blend in with its surroundings, lies in the Brazilian state of Rondonia, located in the north-western part of the country. There’s nothing around this area. It’s just miles and miles of trees, you can see how massive these objects are compared to the trees around them. The Amazon rainforest has long been associated with UFO sightings, did Google Earth finally capture the evidence?

Egypt turns to technology in effort to protect ancient treasures from looters

The closest comparison is Swiss cheese: holes in vast swaths of land where looters, armed with machine guns and bulldozers, take to ancient archaeological sites in search of loot. To the untrained eye, these holes, visible in satellite images, seem haphazard. But to experts, these deep pits, spanning hectares of land, are the work of sophisticated traffickers.

It’s exactly the kind of looting that worries Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, Egypt’s minister of state for antiquities. “The objects that are stolen from museums are easier to track because they are registered,” Ibrahim said, referring to artefacts taken from Egypt’s Malawi National Museum and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, many of which have been identified and returned. Read more.

Horrifying before and after images show the scale of  Boko Haram’s massive slaughter

 The utter destruction of Boko Haram’s latest attack, which left an estimated 2,000 people dead, is now visible from space.

New satellite images provided by Amnesty International reveal the horrifying extent of last week’s assault on villages in the West African nation by the militant Islamist group. The attack targeted the Nigerian towns of Baga and Doron Baga and is said to be one of the bloodiest in the group’s history.

Hurricane Patricia near maximum intensity mid-morning (local time) on 23 October 2015. Later that day, Patricia made landfall as a rare Category 5 hurricane at approximately 6:15PM CDT. It was certainly one for the record books, but was not “the most intense/powerful/etc.” hurricane on record as was so often spouted by mainstream media. Regardless, it was a remarkable storm…one of the very few to go from tropical storm to major hurricane (Cat 4/5) status in less than 24 hours.