Satellites

Fitting transmitters onto thousands of creatures may help scientists predict natural disasters and offer a "lifecast" of hidden environmental information.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New design is able to stabilize itself.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Using a simple film camera, astronomer Bill Livingston photographed satellites that hover above the equator.
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has detected changes in Jupiter’s magnetic field, making it the first planet known to share this feature with Earth.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The so-called Great Whirl off the coast of Somalia is larger and lasts longer than scientists thought.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Scientists explain the lime green look of spring.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Numerous bits of orbiting debris threaten spacecraft, so two teams propose tracking them with unique license plate-like transponders.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Scientists propose strategies to build a larger-than-ever space telescope by sending up the mirror piece by piece.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Chinese scientists have built two major quantum infrastructure projects, and the race is on to take the next step.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Advances in GPS and remote detection of hidden military sites shift the strategic landscape.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
New studies show how satellite images can predict the spread of human illness.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor