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Solar storms warning puts world on alert

A peak in the Sun’s 10-year activity cycle could put the Earth at risk from disruptive solar storms. Power grids, satellites and communications system…

Did a Sputnik really crash in Scotland ?

Details have emerged of a mountain rescue team that came across alleged Sputnik debris in 1962. Sputnik was the name given to a series of satellites l…

DARPA envisions recycling defunct satellites

Department of Defense is working on a robot that will recycle usable parts of defunct satellites. There are a substantial number of defunct satellites…

Infographic: The Earth’s Satellites, Sorted by Nation

This infographic by Michael Paukner shows which nations have how many satellites in orbit around the earth. Information is sorted by functionality. You can view a larger image at the link. Link via Gizmodo

Robot armies ‘will explore alien worlds’

Scientists have said that in the future an army of robotic airships and satellites will visit distant worlds and command armies of rovers and robo…