Geotail Satellite Model

satellite model

My studiomate Frank just pointed me to these beautiful Satellite Models over on The Ghostly Store. The one pictured above is GEOTAIL. According to Wikipedia, it was sent up in 1992 to observe the turbulent wake that Earth’s magnetosphere pulls behind it and how the solar wind penetrates through. By keeping an eye on the weather in space, GEOTAIL helps protect those of us here on Earth from unexpected disruptions to our vital communications and power networks.

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  1. This is kinda cool. It would be cooler if it was also a desk lamp — with a halogen bulb.