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Time-lapse video gives a glimpse into Hawaiian Air Force observatory

This time-lapse video takes you on a two minute journey through the changing Hawaiian landscape, but also into galaxies beyond our reach. It’s centered around the Maui Space Surveillance Complex, where the Air Force operates the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep-Space Surveillance Network, or GEODSS, says Tanya Basu at National Geographic.

GEODSS maintains one highly important job: to make sure satellites don’t collide.

The video was produced by Andrew Breese and photographed by Tech Sgt. Bennie Davis for Airman Magazine, the official magazine of the Air Force.

Read more about what it takes to monitor these satellites, the inspiration behind this beautiful video and more at Airman Magazine, and also at National Geographic.

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