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Megapixels: Asteroid Bennu is …exploding?
New images reveal peculiar behavior from the celestial object
Big Pic: Radar Makes Lake Look Like Bad Stoner Art
Topographic radar imagery paints a glowing line through bone-white Appalachia
Did Rock Climbing Help Us Start Walking Upright?
A new theory suggests humans became bipedal so that we could scramble up rugged terrain.
Mercury Has a Liquid Core, and Other New Surprises From the Innermost Planet
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft entered orbit around Mercury one year ago this week, and the spacecraft has been hard at work. … Continued
3-D Laser Maps Show How Major Quakes Rend the Earth
Using lasers to map the Earth following an earthquake could reveal exactly where the planet’s crust ruptured, augmenting other seismological … Continued
3-D Map-Making TanDEM-X Satellite Returns First Images, Showing Fine Detail of Earth’s Surface
The super-accurate Earth-mapping satellite TanDEM-X has beamed back its first images, and they’re detailed enough to show waves breaking in … Continued
Tandem Pair of German Orbital Imaging Satellites Will Create Sharpest-Ever 3-D Map of Earth
A Dnepr rocket lifting off from Kazakhstan has successfully launched the second half of the world’s most precise 3-D mapping … Continued
Video: Swoop Through the Real New York as Google Earth Meets Google Street View
Google Earth has long allowed users to zoom in on textured, three-dimensional representations of cities, but the view was more … Continued