Thursday, April 12, 2012

OMG: Oh My Geosynchronous !

Check out this video from APOD! It shows a line of geosynchronous satellites as the distant stars "fly" by. These satellites must remain stationary relative to the earth's surface, so have a period of 24 hrs. SO COOL!

Geostationary satellites in the Swiss Alps from Michael Kunze on Vimeo.

Feel free to embiggenate for better viewing!

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