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City lights shine brighter during the holidays in the U.S. when compared with the rest of the year, as shown using a new analysis of daily data from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite. Dark green pixels are areas where lights are 50 percent brighter, or more, during December (Credit: Jesse Allen/NASA's Earth Observatory)

NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Shine Bright from Space

NASA scientists have used satellite images to discover an increase of brighter nighttime lights in major cities during Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S.

12/18/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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NASA to Launch Global Warming Satellite

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.

06/30/2014

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Maryland Man Gets 8 Years in Iran Satellite Case

A Maryland man convicted of illegally helping Iran launch its first satellite has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

12/20/2013

File photo of a satellite (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

National Reconnaissance Office Launching Classified Defense Satellite

A powerful rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office satellite is expected to be launched into orbit Wednesday from the California coast.

08/28/2013

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