Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Israel's Lebanon bombardment visible from space

STAR CITY, Russia (AFP) - Israel's recent bombardment of Lebanon was clearly visible with "the naked eye" from space, a Russian cosmonaut based at the time on the international space station has said.

"Of course it was visible. You know, all negative human activities, in particular military operations, are immediately visible from space," [...]

"Of course we saw the fires, especially when it was a big city, it was very easily visible even without our instruments. You could see it with the naked eye," Vinogradov continued.

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"Petrol fires, oil slicks, perhaps we are used to spotting things, but it is immediately identifiable in Lebanon among other places," he added.

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