It hadn’t really dawned on me, just how many satellites we now rely on as a planet. But this visualization by Google Earth shows just how crowded the close space around our planet is becoming. Watch the video after the break to see for yourself.
If you are interested you can also see the current positions of all 13,000 satellites on the Google Earth Blog. The page shows the real time positions updated every 30 seconds. The positions come from a government sponsored database.
The Google Earth file also shows the names of the satellites, and if you click on the 3D placemarks you can get more details.
Via Boing Boing