Earth has a new selfie camera. You normies might call them satellites or something, but Wired magazine is reporting that the Deep Space Climate Observatory or “DSCOVR” rocket is taking incredible images of the Earth and moon in motion while gathering deep space weather intel. This system will be able to interpret existence of solar flares and relay them back to Earth, which, according to the video will give people on Earth a 45-minute warning. Solar flares and other deep space weather phenomena can disrupt radio and electrical transmissions, potentially causing blackouts, damage and other havoc.
So considering we now have a system that can provide us with some advance warnings of solar flares AND give us killer pics of our planet, we’re doing pretty good. The orbiting satelitte should just about be passing your house right about now. Be sure to stick your head out your window and yell CHEESE!
This is like being on Google Maps x 1000.