Posted on Monday, January 8, 2007
- Just in: Google teams up with a large group of universities, research institutions and private companies to become the archival experts for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (via OgleEarth). Makes sense to me ;)
- Backlog: OgleEarth shares some interesting reflections in this post on the possibilities following December's collaboration announcement between Google and NASA.
- This year is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first articificial satellite Sputnik in October 4th 1957 (Listen to the sound of Sputnik as it passed over in those days). This weekend's M special of the Dutch newspaper NRC handelsblad is all about the Internet. Their introduction (my translation):
1 billion Earthlings connected to the Internet
50 years ago the Russians launched their Sputnik. The Americans got scared shitless and developed an invulnerable military information network which saw the birth of the Internet. Today, the net belongs to the massess.
- ESA news: First 3D map of the Universe's dark matter scaffolding
- Google Earth Blog has the story of a French company Pict'Earth offering a remote control plane with camera capturing realtime images for Google Earth. OgleEarth picked up the story and expands on it
- Webcasts are available from the 2nd Space Exploration Conference in Houston 4-6 December last year. Unfortunately they're coded in Realplayer, so no offline viewing/listening