This week kicked off with (another) Giant Leap For SpaceX: as Elon Musk’s company conquered Geostationary Orbit. Meanwhile, NASA funding shuffle alarms planetary scientists since it means that NASA Might Stop Exploring the Planets.
Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere A timelapse of Planet Earth from the Elektro-L, a geostationary satellite orbiting 40000km above the Earth. It creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with four visible and infrared light wavelengths.
Super Typhoon Haiyan almost looks serene from 22,000 miles above earth. This is a combination of images from Japanese and European weather satellites, on Nov. 7, 2013, at 13:00 UTC, around local midnight. These satellites are in geostationary orbits