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Thursday, July 16, 2009

High Resolution Satellite Images Of Polar Ice Released

Super high-resolution spy satellites have been imaging sea ice at the poles for the last decade on behalf of earth scientists. But the images has been kept from the public and nearly all scientists, too.

Over the last 10 years, a tiny group of scientists with security clearance was able to see some of the images, but couldn’t use them publicly.

Now, mere hours after a National Academy of Sciences committee recommended that the intelligence community “should release and disseminate all Arctic sea ice” imagery that can be created from the classified satellite data, the United States Geological Service has published the set of high-res images.

link: Spy Satellite Sea Ice Images Finally Made Public | Wired Science |


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