More than 30 years ago, human beings looked back from the Moon to see the magnificent spectacle of Earthrise. The technology that put us into space has since been used to assess the damage we are doing to our natural environment and is now being harnessed to monitor and predict diseases through space and time. Satellite sensor data promise the development of early-warning systems for diseases such as malaria, which kills between 1 and 2 million people each year.
Rogers, David J.; Randolph, Sarah E.; Snow, Robert W.; and Hay, Simon I.
"Satellite Imagery in the Study and Forecast of Malaria,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 8
, Article 11.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol8/iss14/11
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