lageos sattelites

Space bling: ‘jewelled’ LAGEOS satellites help us to measure the Earth

Space bling: ‘jewelled’ LAGEOS satellites help us to measure the Earth

Could this be one of the most beautiful satellites ever made? In fact it is one of twins, as there are two of these jewelled spheres orbiting Earth. - And one of them carries a message for deep into the future, if there is anyone around to decipher it (but more on that later).