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Uncontacted Indians' houses, Javari Valley, Brazil
Science

Aerial photography confirms existence of unknown tribe deep in Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
An oblique view of what is believed to be Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan
Technology

Google releases advance preview imagery update of Bin Laden compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan

Google have today released an advanced preview imagery update encompassing parts of Abbottābad, Pakistan where Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden was killed during a co-ordinated and deadly assault by American Navy SEALs and CIA paramilitary forces. The update, which Google describes as "of particular interest", is only available as an advanced preview KML file viewable in Google Earth, and will be included in Google's next scheduled imagery update.
Gorse fires across Ireland. Credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response
Technology

NASA satellite image of gorse fires raging across the north and west of Ireland

NASA's MODIS Rapid Response, an emergency response system that provides near real-time satellite "thermal anomaly" imagery, has captured this image of gorse fires raging across parts of the north and west of Ireland. The image was taken yesterday afternoon as strong winds and prolonged recent dry spells have driven gorse, bog, and forest fires "out of control" in Donegal, Down, Galway, Mayo and parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
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