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2020 as seen from space: Satellite images reveal wildfires, oil spills, hurricanes, and catastrophic explosions

Satellites orbiting Earth photographed the most devastating and world-changing events of the year from above. When wildfires engulfed Australia, protests erupted across the US, and a historic astronaut mission launched, satellites tracked it all. The 21 satellite images below also reveal oil spills, explosions, and pandemic lockdowns. Visit Business Insider’s […]
2020 as seen from space: Satellite images reveal wildfires, oil spills, hurricanes, and catastrophic explosions
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SpaceX’s latest Starship rocket prototype just exploded during an engine test

SpaceX’s fourth Starship prototype was destroyed during a test-firing operation on Friday in Boca Chica, Texas. The three previous Starship prototypes also failed and were destroyed during tests at the site, though by bursting or collapsing after being filled with inert liquid nitrogen (not explosive fuel). Elon Musk, the founder […]
SpaceX’s latest Starship rocket prototype just exploded during an engine test
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How real explosions are made for movies and TV

Rowley SFX specialise in explosive effects, and have worked on the BBC’s “Peaky Blinders” as well as Netflix’s “The Stranger.” We visited them at their workshop just outside of Leeds in the north of England. More and more movies rely on visual effects to create impressive explosions, but companies like […]
How real explosions are made for movies and TV
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An Explosives Expert Rates More Unrealistic Movie Explosions

Hollywood loves ridiculous explosions – and movie stars usually walk away from them unscathed. We had Columbia University explosives engineer Rodger Cornell rate five more explosion scenes from action movies to tell how realistic these scenes are. This time, Rodger looked at scenes from “The Rundown,” “No Country for Old […]
An Explosives Expert Rates More Unrealistic Movie Explosions