From the archive, originally posted by: [ mmm ]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/05/google_earth_cruise_missile/

Cruise missile streaks across Google Earth
By Lester Haines  /  5th March 2007

Once in a while, something really interesting pops up on Google Earth, and we’re obliged today to reader Christopher Wagner for pointing us the direction of this spendid find (http://regmedia.co.uk/2007/03/05/cruise_missile.kmz ) in the skies above Utah. Impressive stuff.

Well, we at first thought this particular beast might be a Tomahawk cruise missile ( http://www.raytheon.com/products/stellent/groups/public/documents/content/cms01_055764.pdf), but although it pretty well fits the profile, the wings look a bit short. No doubt the Google Earth aficionados among you will be able to sniff out the truth* behind this mysterious flying object. ®
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*Yes, yes, the truth is out there somewhere. No more emails, please – have a look at comments to this story for enlightenment.