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

Cruise missile streaks across Google Earth

Utah flying munition caught on camera?

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 5th March 2007 12:14 GMT

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 in the skies above Utah:

Cruise missile as captured on Google Earth

Impressive stuff indeed. Here's a closer look:

A close-up of the cruise missile

Well, we at first thought this particular beast might be a Tomahawk cruise missile, 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. ®

Bootnote

*Yes, yes, the truth is out there somewhere. No more emails, please - have a look at comments to this story for enlightenment.