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Post by BlueEyes on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:18 pm

If you haven't seen this, it's pretty cool! I couldn't believe how many satellites we have in orbit tho! Shocked

"In 3D Virtual Reality and see everything in orbit around it - click and drag to make the earth rotate, wait a few minutes to see everything move. Click on any satellite to view it's name and orbit."

There are other interesting links at this site if you are the least bit curios about this kind of stuff...

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http://science.nasa.gov/RealTime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3d.html
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Post by SimplyNan on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:19 pm

I knew we had a lot of satellites in orbit but this is visually eye-opening! Thanks for posting.
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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:18 pm

That is quite interesting. I wonder how many are for commercial purposes and how many are for government surveylance purposes and from which countries? Hmmmm.....

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Post by BlueEyes on Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:21 am

You know... I was kinda thinking the same thing when I saw all the satellites... Suspect
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Post by edie on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:23 pm


This is not a photo of a USB cable mess over a dirty carpet. Itís a real and completely un-retouched image capture from Google Maps. A satellite view of a small part of Waubra, in Victoria, Australia.
Itís the Waubra Wind Farm, owned by Spanish power company Acciona. The cables are the tracks:


And the USB connectors are the foundation of the wind turbines:

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Post by Nucky on Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:45 am

The first link is no longer active, but I came across a similar link a while back:

http://www.n2yo.com/

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Post by BlueEyes on Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:53 am

Hmmmm.... makes me wonder why they took that site down.
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Post by BlueTopaz on Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:16 am

Nucky wrote:The first link is no longer active, but I came across a similar link a while back:

http://www.n2yo.com/

whoa, holy crap I didn't know there were that many satellites

they must need an extensive tracker on the shuttle and the space station. Even a little piece of dust hitting one of them at that speed would be catastrophic.

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