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Thursday, April 29, 2004

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…

Actually, it is a bird!

If you’ve ever had any interest in satellites, check out this NASA page. Be sure to zoom in and out, rotate the earth around in 3-D space, and then let it sit for a while and watch where the dots move as it updates in real time! It’s pretty cool to get this visual image of what’s above us.

From the LEOs (Low Earth Orbits), to the GPS satellites, to the GEOs (geostationary satellites) 22,000 miles above the earth, there are more than 500 satellites being tracked.

Of course, it begs the question of what birds aren’t included, doesn’t it? Sorta makes you wonder if ol’ Osama’s ever hit this web page too.

» Posted by AKM at 02:18 PM (ET)
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