When Satellites Collide – View It In Google Earth

The number of uses for Google Earth never ceases to impress me. Today, through someone in my Twitter network (I’m sorry I can’t recall who posted it) I learned of this Google Earth file that shows the tracks of the two satellites that collided over Siberia. You can also find the file and the story about the creation of the file here.

The BBC and CNN have a few articles about the collision and possible debris from the collision. You can find those articles here and here.

Applications for Education
This Google Earth file could be used in junction with news stories about the collision of the satellites. The Google Earth demonstration and the news stories could be used for discussion in science, geography, and current events courses.


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