Mysterious Images Captured by Satellites Orbiting the Globe Probed in "What on Earth?"

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07 January 2019
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What on Earth?
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"What on Earth?"
Season Premiere Tuesday, January 8 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel

         There are more satellites than ever hovering over our planet, capturing images with greater detail in places that we never knew existed. Some of these strange and baffling images defy explanation. What On Earth? employs state-of-art imaging technology, analysis from leading scientific experts, as well as old fashioned detective work to help solve these mysteries.
 
         The season five premiere investigates strange images that resemble bird feathers in California. Also, a dark edifice partially protruding from the barren snow and ice of Greenland, and an image captured from space picked of what looked like handprints or gaping holes in the Saharan sands of Northern Chad.

 
What on Earth?Courtesy of Science Channel
 
          Some of the other stories looked at this season include: A series of concentric circles in the New Mexico desert that resemble a bullseye; a 500 foot-wide star shaped outline in the snow of the Canadian wilderness; a site spotted above a small town in Western Australia that looks like a giant paint pallet; a new image revealed by deforestation has uncovered dozens of strange shapes in areas of Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest; a near perfect circular landform in Siberia that the indigenous tribes there believe to be a sacred area.
 


 
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