Sometime in the past few days, new objects showed up in the satellite tracking database published by Space-Track.org. This is nothing new. Space-Track.org is supposed to do this every day. It’s their job: tracking and identifying objects orbiting the Earth, primarily for the United States Department of Defense, and as an ancillary service to the […]
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One of my favorite sites, TheVerge.com, covered this year’s SXSW (South By SouthWest) activities. They posted this article about an application NASA and Planetary Resources released during SXSW for public downloading. The application, called Asteroid Data Hunter (ADH-not the greatest name), will allow people to upload images of the stars. Then the application will sift […]
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‘Tis the season for the tracking of Santa Claus with systems designed to track incoming weapons of war. Instead tracking a warhead that would end with a mushroom cloud exterminating a city full of children, good and bad, the NORAD Santa tracker follows the JOE (Jolly Old Elf) as he flies overhead and then drops off presents for […]
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Or if you don’t want the title of Space-God then at least this shows off your attempts to build a solar system and eventually get over 150,000,000 points. The game, Super Planet Crash, is free to play in your browser. The game’s designer, Stefano Meschiari, states on his site that the game will even play on […]
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Microsoft Research released an updated version of the WorldWide Telescope software a few days ago. It’s a Google Sky-type application that’s downloadable to your Windows machine. And it’s free. If you want to see the Earth and space as a space operator sees it, then spend lots of time with this application. I will admit […]
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