Some of us firmly believe in extra terrestrial life whilst others remain skeptical, but it is now official, little green men have been confirmed in the Earth’s outer atmosphere. Well, little green men of the plastic variety that is.
Google launched the tiny green aliens each with their own Google Nexus S phone and they were carried aloft into the Earth’s atmosphere by weather balloons.
Google said the purpose of the experiment was to enable them to collect data about the sensors in the Nexus S phone and to test how the GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer worked under such conditions.
The weather balloons went over 100,000 feet up into the air and the phone’s GPS kept track of it all the way up to 60,000 ft above the Earth.
So, for anyone thinking of applying to be one of the first space tourists, rest assured that this phone has been tested and will work for most of your flight into space.
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