This composite color full-disc visible image is from 1:07 p.m. EDT on January 15, 2017 and was created using several of the 16 spectral channels available on the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. The image shows North and South America and the surrounding oceans. GOES-16 observes Earth from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles high, creating full disk images like these, extending from the coast of West Africa, to Guam, and everything in between. (Credit: NOAA/NASA)

First images released from GOES-16 satellite

The Advanced Baseline Imager, one of the satellite’s key components, was built in Fort Wayne by the Harris Corporation. This piece of equipment is what captures the “full-disc” view of the Earth and sends back images with far greater detail than earlier satellites. Without it, we wouldn’t be seeing the much improved views this satellite is able to generate.

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Indiana lawmaker apologizes for “fat women” meme

State senator Jack Sandlin is apologizing for an “offensive” message about women who attended the Women’s March on Washington, but says he doesn’t know how it was posted to his Facebook account.

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Tips sought after 3-legged deer fatally shot in Indiana

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers say the doe lost one of its legs several years ago and was regularly seen in Deming, about 25 miles north of Indianapolis, and the surrounding Hamilton County area.