Our planet is blanketed, Wayt Gibbs writes, with thousands of satellites. Some “cubesats” are the size of a loaf of bread. Wayt (@WaytGibbs) goes beyond just reporting the number, size, and function of all this space hardware. In his feature for Anthropocene, Wayt digs into what happens to all the data these space scanners collect. And as promised, Wayt has even more in Anthropocene. Check this news story about capturing sunlight in liquid fuel—not biofuels, but a new technology. image: NASA