A cruise missile from space …

The Register has a pretty impressive photo taken from space of a cruise missile of some kind flying over Utah.  The image appears in Google Earth (placemark), Google‘s beloved satellite imaging software.  Someone must really have been scouring the skies for that one to have picked it up!  Here are the images:

And here is another one from a little further away …

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There is a debate raging in the comments to The Register’s article about which cruise missile this is.  Doesn’t really matter.  It is very cool, whatever it is.

(Source: Greatest American Lawyer)

Update: Ok, it seems that if you look at the image carefully you do see dark wings that indicate it isn’t quite a cruise missile.  Thanks for the correction Michelle!

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Paul
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  1. Unfortunately… it isn’t! 🙂 Check out the two dark wings on the plane (enlarged pic), and the double-trail jetstream. Apparently cruise missiles only have one trail.

  2. Unfortunately… it isn’t! 🙂 Check out the two dark wings on the plane (enlarged pic), and the double-trail jetstream. Apparently cruise missiles only have one trail.

  3. Unfortunately… it isn’t! 🙂 Check out the two dark wings on the plane (enlarged pic), and the double-trail jetstream. Apparently cruise missiles only have one trail.

  4. Actually, most cruse missles have wings that pop out after launch. Double trails can be caused by

    many things (turbulence off the wings/body so on)

    It looks like a missle, smells like a missle…..it must be a zebra!

    🙂

  5. Actually, most cruse missles have wings that pop out after launch. Double trails can be caused by

    many things (turbulence off the wings/body so on)

    It looks like a missle, smells like a missle…..it must be a zebra!

    🙂

  6. Actually, most cruse missles have wings that pop out after launch. Double trails can be caused by

    many things (turbulence off the wings/body so on)

    It looks like a missle, smells like a missle…..it must be a zebra!

    🙂

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