Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

The Colorado River Basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater over the past nine years, according to a new study based on data from NASA’s GRACE mission. This is almost double the volume of the nation’s largest reservoir, Nevada’s Lake Mead (pictured). (Image Credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) A new study by NASA and …

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Site in Ukraine From Space

Satellite image released by DigitalGlobe shows a main impact site on July 20 (DigitalGlobe/Getty Images) Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was traveling some 33,000 feet above eastern Ukraine on July 17 when it was struck by a surface-to-air missile believed to have been fired by Russia-backed separatists, resulting in the deaths of 283 passengers and 15 …

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Curiosity Finds Iron Meteorite on Mars

This rock encountered by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is an iron meteorite called “Lebanon,” similar in shape and luster to iron meteorites found on Mars by the previous generation of rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.  Lebanon is about 2 yards or 2 meters wide (left to right, from this angle). The smaller piece in the foreground …

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