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Tuesday, August 28, 2001



NASA Firefighting?

NASA Firefighting?
NASA Firefighting?
Credit: AP/Reuters
NASA's Terra satellite, which had originally been designed to monitor climate changes and pollution, is helping firefighters to plot smoke, hot spots and previously burned areas. Twice a day, the satellite updates the firefighters on the blazes location, direction and the destruction they are leaving behind. A very similar but more powerful satellite is en-route to Mars now.

(More info: Reuters)


- posted by Alex @ 21:13 EST