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High-Res Satellites Want to Track Human Activity From Space

 

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is normally a mid-size town, home to 32,000 people and a big bowling ball manufacturer. But on August 21, its human density more than tripled, as around 100,000 people swarmed toward the total solar eclipse.Hundreds of miles above the crowd, high-resolution satellites stared down, snapping images of the sprawl.

 

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