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Facebook make amazing announcement during International Space Week

Facebook make amazing announcement during International Space Week
Source: BrightVibes

It’s like something out of Star Trek

This week has been World Space Week. People have celebrated all things extraterrestrial, and the work done by various space agencies – both public and private. 

Our great news is part of our Facebook series. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will beam internet from space back down to deprived areas on the planet. Such good news! 

Source: Mark Zuckerberg

 In collaboration with Eutelsat, "a new satellite called AMOS-6 is going to provide internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa", Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. 

This is all part of the work of Facebook’s internet.org project, more on which can be found here and here

To celebrate Space Week, take a look at some of these gorgeous images of space! 

New Horizons has sent us the first close up images of Pluto, here we can see its silhouette.
New Horizons has sent us the first close up images of Pluto, here we can see its silhouette. Source: Wired
Check out the colours on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.
Check out the colours on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. Source: Time
Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station
Childhood toy Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station “A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space.” Source: Twitter – Reide Wiseman
This gorgeous image was taken by Michael Bolognesi on the Ucanca plain.
This gorgeous image was taken by Michael Bolognesi on the Ucanca plain. Source: Michael Bolognesi
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