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Moving on from #Asteroids #Exoplanets #SolarEclipse #StarSpectrum we now focus on #Satellites

Sputnik 1 was the first satellite to be launched (1957). Over 1200 active satellites are currently orbiting Earth.

Check out the LIVE Satellite Map maps.esri.com/rc/sat/index.h…
Satellites come in different sizes: from the size of a lunch box to that of a small school bus.

And they are used for different purposes: Climate Monitoring, Agriculture, Telecommunications, Research.... How heavy is a satellite
Can #CitizenScientists access data from these satellites?

Yes! NASA makes available near LIVE data from many of its satellites in an interactive interface.

Allows browsing full-resolution, global satellite imagery!
worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov

Use it for your projects!
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Starting from #Asteroids and #Exoplanets where we shared the Research behind our #SpaceRex project (for Asteroid Detection using #ArtificialIntelligence) and #TRAPPIST1 project (where large Resonant Chains which provide stability to this Exoplanetary system), we move to our Sun! SpaceRex project for Asteroid DetectionTrappist-1 project modeled on Harmonic Resonant Chains of the exoplanetary system
We wondered if Astronomers can find planets around stars 1000s of light years using Transit Method (dip in star's brightness because of orbiting planets) could we use this method on our parent Star- the Sun?

A unique opportunity came on 21 Aug 2017- the #TotalSolarEclipse in US Path of 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipses happen when Moon's shadow falls on the Earth as it passes between us and the Sun.

On 21 Aug 2017, Moon would pass between Sun and the Earth, appearing to block the Sun for almost 90 mins.

We wanted to measure dip in Sun's Brightness during this Transit Event.
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