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Earth Has a New, Orbiting Disco Ball!

Earth has some new orbiters, and while one of them is vexing many scientists, another will help us learn more about our atmosphere.

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http://www.thehumanitystar.com/
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Images:

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/gallery/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iridium_flare_2008_08_11.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iridium_animation.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mercury,_Venus_and_the_Moon_Align.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_holmes_and_iridium_flare.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ionosphere_Layers_en.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atmosphere_with_Ionosphere.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Diurnal_ionospheric_current.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EarthAtmosphereBig.jpg

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