GPS uses Quasars to work
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is precise.
That precision originates in a mind-blowing place!
GPS signals tell billions of people where they are each day.
GPS helps pilots land planes and captains steer ships.
GPS signals stamp locations onto millions of photos.
GPS gives you driving directions.
But, where does GPS get its own GPS?
The GPS for GPS
How does GPS know where a GPS satellite is?Click here to continue reading…
A new satellite called the Humanity Star looks like a disco ball
Update Apr. 1, 2018.
The Humanity Star is no longer an active satellite – it has fallen out of the sky: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/22/17144208/rocket-lab-humanity-star-satellite-new-zealand-astronomy
However, even though the Humanity Star is now gone, this article still teaches you how to load satellites into Stellarium. So, read on for a quick tutorial on how to track any satellite in Stellarium.
Looking for information on how to track
the Humanity Star any satellite location using Stellarium astronomy software?
Here is a quick tutorial on how to find
the Humanity Star any satellite using Stellarium.
Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck announced that the company’s rocket had placed a special satellite in a 90 minute orbit around the Earth.
A lot of people want to see this new “star” in the sky. Stellarium can help you do that.
If you don’t have Stellarium, you can download a copy here. And I have a few tutorials that can help you get started with this amazing piece of software.Click here to continue reading…