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February 15, 2019
On 23 July 2018, a dam in southernmost Laos collapsed, and the resultant flood left more than 6,000 people homeless. The fractures in the dam that led to the disaster were discovered 2 days earlier. Yet the residents who lived downstream—many across the border in Cambodia—didn’t have access to real-time information about the increased risk of flooding.
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
January 17, 2019
January 17th celebrates the third anniversary of launch of Jason-3, after having orbited the Earth more than 14,000 times.