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News Google Earth gazes toward the sky

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Obviously as the earth rotates the view above any location changes - does the software take this into account and give a real-time view? If so, can you still look at the virtual night sky even when it is daylight in the real world?

    Does it or will it plot moving objects such as planets, comets, moons etc.? That would be pretty awesome!
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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  5. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    cool!
     
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    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    what on earth (or not) is that ???
    It sort of looks like some satellite or something ?

    Perhaps the US government is hiding their satellites with laz0rs in ?
     
  8. Rebourne

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    Probably, everyone knows the US isn't run by earthlings anymore, well at least since the Roswell landings.
     
  9. RTT

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    I don't remember writing that? :confused: ;)

    I installed Google Earth+Sky last night - it's very slick :)
     
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    Lens flare?
     
  11. mclean007

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    Maybe not flare, but it is clearly some sort of optical artifact caused, I would guess, by internal reflection within the lens. You can see what appears to be the support structure (struts and cables?) for part of a dish assembly.

    That said, maybe it is the first image of a black helicopter taken from below? :worried: Run for the hills! Can anyone lend me a tinfoil hat?
     
  12. Flibblebot

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    It looks like the image was taken with a Newtonian telescope or something similar. The image shows the internal spider struts that hold the mirror assembly.
     
  13. dizzyboy

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    its quite cool really...
     
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    I managed to break it within minutes. :clap:
    According to a possible developer,
     
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    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    cpemma: the BBS is down for me, just doesn't load or timeout.
     
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    I just went there to get the link and broke that too. :rock:

    I can broke the internets.
     
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