DailyDirt: Satellites Measure All Sorts Of Stuff...
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There are plenty of discoveries that are impossible (or just a lot harder) to do without properly-equipped satellites orbiting over our heads. Good thing satellites are getting cheaper and more reliable to send up. (But too bad there's so much space junk above us.) Here are just a few cool satellite articles for your amusement.
- Satellite measurements of the upper atmosphere could lead to forecasting models for earthquakes. Days before a massive earthquake, detectable ionization and heat buildup in the atmosphere can be seen -- but it's still uncertain exactly what the mechanism for this is. [url]
- The Kepler telescope has taken stellar photometry to the next level -- and needs help to analyze all the data it's gathering. It sounds like amateur astronomers could have a decent chance at making some interesting discoveries... [url]
- Telescopes need to be calibrated, so there's a proposal to put a light bulb in orbit as a standard reference for light sources. Hubble and other space-based satellites already have internal references, but an orbiting light bulb could serve the same purpose for other telescopes and ground-based telescopes. [url]
- To discover more stuff on research & research tools, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]