PLA ‘sinks’ US carrier in DF-21D missile test in Gobi
The People’s Liberation Army has successfully sunk a US aircraft carrier, according to a satellite photo provided by Google Earth, reports our sister paper Want Daily — though the strike was a war game, the carrier a mock-up platform and the “sinking” occurred on dry land in a remote part of western China.
A satellite image reveals two large craters on a [...]
From Washington’s Blog:
An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.
Coast Guardsmen went to the location after seeing the oil on a satellite image, Tippets said. The response team collected [...]
Here is the satellite image of the north pole. Huge Low Pressure system rotating.
And the satellite image of Antarctica.
The weather is really getting weirder and weirder. Something is changing real fast!
The Cyclone especially at the North Pole is rare for this time of year (Mid-Summer) as the north pole is usually dominated by a high pressure ridge which equates to calmer and fair weather.
As for the Antarctic. I also worry, [...]
New computer model predicts thousands of tonnes will hit shores this year
Detritus stretches across 4,000 miles of the north Pacific as it heads east
Residents in Washington state advised on what to expect on their beaches
But officials say it is highly unlikely any human remains will be discovered
It’s brought stories of some bizarre finds – from the reunion of a boy and his football washed up on a uninhabited island to [...]
It’s the most talked-about military site in the world. Just 18 miles southeast of Tehran, the Parchin military facility, suspected of housing a containment chamber to conduct high-explosive tests, has long eluded U.N. inspectors. But today, a research group in Washington has pinpointed on a satellite image what it says are its whereabouts.
In November, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran had constructed a building at its Parchin military facility around [...]
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Satellite image provider DigitalGlobe Inc. has released photos that it says show Syrian army tanks and other armored vehicles in the city of Homs.
DigitalGlobe says the images were taken Friday in the late morning Syrian time.
Stephen Wood, director of DigitalGlobe’s analysis center, says some of the photos show armored vehicles near apartment buildings.
The Syrian government has been trying to suppress an 11-month-old uprising.
Wood says the [...]
Certainly aware that it will need U.S. support in bombing the deep bunkers allegedly fostering Tehran’s nuclear program, Israel says Iran is developing missiles that can easily reach the U.S.
Kevin Flower at CNN reports Israel’s vice prime minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday that Iran is working on a long-range missile, able to deliver significant payloads over 6,200 miles. It’s about 6,100 miles from New York City to Tehran.
Ya’alon went on to suggest that the mysterious [...]
Dec. 8: Satellite image shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea.
DENVER – DigitalGlobe Inc., a commercial satellite company, said Wednesday that it took a photograph of China’s first aircraft carrier during a sea trial in the Yellow Sea, off the Chinese coast.
The Pentagon did not confirm the image, but Stephen Wood, the satellite company’s director, said he’s confident about the Dec. 8 photograph due to the carrier’s location.
Although China insists [...]
SAT NOV 05, 2011 AT 06:00 AM PDT
This week in science: Busy humans and our active sun
Results from the Berkeley Earth Project compared to existing NASA and NOAA temperature records. Note the results fit that existing climate data like a glove.
The fall out from the Berkeley Earth Project, which confirmed climate scientists weren’t lying about the global climate record as part of some grand international conspiracy, continues to grow. It [...]
Powerful Hurricane Rina is on a collision course with Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula then could impact the Florida Peninsula.
Rina remains a dangerous storm in the northwestern Caribbean, churning less than 400 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Rina is on the verge of becoming a major hurricane (Category 3 strength or greater) and could reach that status later today or tonight.
However, the severity of the situation facing the Yucatan Peninsula will [...]
This Google satellite image shows the property at CR 2048 and CR 2049 in Liberty County
LIBERTY COUNTY — Liberty County sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a home in Hardin where a tipster told them 25-30 bodies are buried.
The house is located at near the intersection of County Roads 2048 and 2049.
The tipster said dozens of dismembered bodies are buried there.
Sheriff’s deputies said they found blood on the scene [...]
by Chris Martenson
Here is a portion of a much larger image (covering 25 square kilometers in total) showing the reactor complex as of March 31, at roughly mid-day:
Photo Credit, 2011, DigitalGlobe
What We Can See
Here’s what we can directly observe in the larger satellite image:
Steam is still rising from reactors #2, #3 (circled in green) and #4.
Of the four reactor buildings, three are nearly or totally destroyed, while [...]