What Can You Really See From Space?

via AirSpace Blog

In some Hollywood films, satellites provide moving images from space. The hero immediately targets a satellite to search for evildoers. While this type of real-time imagery looks very cool, it’s not really how satellites work. Orbiting satellites pass over a particular point only every couple of weeks, and they cannot be immediately moved or collect moving images.

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/2011/04/08/what-can-you-really-see-from-space/

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