Thursday, February 26, 2009

Track wreckage with Google Earth.

More fun and somewhat disturbing (but very cool!) features keep coming out for Google Earth. This time the latest add-on file for it is a way to track the chunks of shattered US/Russian satellites that collided on Feb. 10.
This is realtime data of the orbiting chunks that are being tracked and the orbital data provided by Celestrak. So now you can probably find the ISS, Shuttle, all your favorite satellites, and now even a couple swarms of garbage. The problem with Google Earth that I have is that once I start playing with it, I'll look at my watch and I've lost an hour. But traveled to many places. In a way, it's similar to snacking on M&Ms, I dare you - eat just one!

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