Topic: =/\= we're baaack!!! new "geoid" model of earth and more x-37b info  (Read 1194 times)

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After just two years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the 'geoid' ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth works.

The geoid is the surface of an ideal global ocean in the absence of tides and currents, shaped only by gravity. It is a crucial reference for measuring ocean circulation, sea-level change and ice dynamics all affected by climate change.


sea ;) the article here: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1AK6UPLG_index_0.html

it seems the "secret" x-37b is so secret when you have amateurs who can track the secret plane in it's orbit. an interesting article on the plane and the interest from those enthralled with the status of "secret"/ read the article here: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/03/secret-space-plane-cant-hide-from-amateur-sleuths/
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