Atlas V NROL-42 launch highlights Play

Atlas V NROL-42 launch highlights

America successfully launched a secret spy satellite on 24 September. The NROL-42 satellite was carried into space by an Atlas V rocket. The spy satellite is the latest addition to the fleet of satellites developed and operated by the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). The NROs mission patch for the spy satellite displays a grizzly bear, ten stars and an impression of the Atlas V rocket ascending to orbit. The spy satellite marked the third NRO payload to be launched in 2017. Two more NRO missions are reportedly slated to be launched by the end of this year, with yet another satellite, NROL-52 expected to be launched via an Atlas V rocket in October Sep 25, 2017
Protesters burn Duterte-Hitler effigy in Philippines Play

Protesters burn Duterte-Hitler effigy in Philippines

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to burn effigies of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The anti-government rally was an outcry against Dutertes dictatorship and his bloody war on drugs campaign. Up to 4,000 people have reportedly been killed since the start of the campaign. Sep 22, 2017
NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade Play

NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade

NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded the Sun emitting one of the strongest solar flare in a decade on 6 September. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm warning for September 13 and 14. The storm can impact satellites, navigation and communications systems but will also mean that the aurora borealis (northern lights) will be more vivid for skywatchers. Sep 13, 2017