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Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity — and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it

A methane-tracking satellite is one of seven projects funded by the $400 million Audacious Project, a new initiative from TED.
An illustration of China's first space station, Tiangong-1, orbiting Earth.

A Chinese space station is about to crash to Earth — here’s what it was doing

A Chinese space station called Tiangong-1 is about to crash. It was used to practice space docking and served as a prototype for a future Chinese space station.

The brightest object in the night sky is a disco-ball-like satellite — and you can catch a glimpse of it now

The Humanity Star is part of California-based company Rocket Lab's splash into the global space-industry scene. It aims to send small payloads into orbit.
Video shows part of Chinese Long March 3B rocket crashing near homes.

Video shows massive explosion as rocket debris from a Chinese space launch crashes down near houses

Besides falling debris, the flight seems to have succeeded in launching the satellites into orbit.
Buildings are seen from across the water in Doha

Satellite images suggest work on World Cup football stadiums in Qatar has been halted by blockade

Satellite images analysed by tech startup Bird.i appear to show very little progress has been made on three stadia due for completion in 2019 and 2020.
Chinese built structures on the Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly islands strategically located in the South China Sea, taken 06 November 2003.

China grew its infrastructure and radar systems across 72 acres in the South China Sea this year

China has been quietly building up its infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea despite international condemnation.

Incredible footage from space shows massive lightning storms in Hurricane Irma

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China and Russia could cripple the US with a space attack, but the US is pushing back

"The first shots fired in a war between the US and a China or Russia, no one would likely hear," because they would be in space.

SpaceX launched and landed two rockets this weekend — here are stunning photos of the doubleheader

Elon Musk's rocket company just recorded its fastest turnaround from two different sites. SpaceX's continued success could make space travel far cheaper.