Scientists Are Using Satellite Technology to Track Whales from Space

A group of U.K. scientists have used high-resolution satellite technology to identify species of whales from space. Using images taken from 385 miles above the Earth’s surface, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have begun plotting the migratory patterns of four different species of whales, hoping to better understand the giant mammals. BAS scientists […]

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Retires After Nine Years of Planet Discovery

NASA’s most prolific planet-hunter is powering down after nearly a decade of revealing the diversity of our galaxy’s planets. The Kepler space telescope will be retired after running out of fuel nine years after its initial launch, the space agency announced Tuesday. But the innovative spacecraft enjoyed an illustrious career, discovering as many as 2,600 […]

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