North Korean Missile Launch
North Korea has launched what it claimed was a satellite test. This is the launch complex with the rocket on the pad. Somehow the rocket has not reached orbit, but it dropped stages that fell both East and West of Japan, bracketing the target. The technology to launch satellites is indistiguishable with that of ballistic missiles. The early satellite launchers, like Redstone and Atlas, were developed from ICBM's. The US Navy and Japan have both missed a good opportunity for target practice.
The Korean Peninsula from Space. Unlike the prosperous South, the North has energy shortages and no electricity after 9 PM. Their one bright spot is Pyongyang where Kim Jong Il (if he's alive) and cronies keep their own lights on. Even China has more electricity. This is proof that "dark energy" exists.