Can NASA satellites see the Fires 1,000,000 miles away from space?

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"Fires are blazing so brightly — smoke racing so far, NASA satellites can see them 1 million miles away in space," Biden said while speaking in Wilmington, Delaware.

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  • 2 weeks ago
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    NASA does not have any satellites that are currently 1 million miles from Earth.  A geosynchronous orbit is 22,236 miles.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosynchronous_orbit

  • 2 weeks ago

    Most satellites are in geo-sync orbits or lower.   Yes,  they can see fires from 24,000 miles up.  

  • 2 weeks ago

    they might be able to see it

  • a2yar
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    2 weeks ago

    Hubble can see a lot further...nasa can detect atmospheres on jupiter..

    Max.. NASA has orbiting satellies around Mars

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  • 2 weeks ago

    There are no NASA satellites that far away.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Using infra red. Easy, hell they can pick up individual rocket launches. An fire front miles long is a doddle. 

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    easily i bet......hubble can see galaxies......so that should be a doddle

  • 2 weeks ago

    Sounds like something Biden would say.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Those satellites can start the fires.

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