Grace LiuHoly Smokes: North Korea’s Missile Launch in 3D

North Korea conducted a military drill beginning around 9am local time on May 4, featuring some newly-developed weapons systems. One of these systems was a never-before-seen-fired short-range ballistic missile (SRBM).

Our friends at Planet captured a couple images of one of the SRBM launches. When a pair of images taken in quick succession is arranged just right, we can view them stereoscopically. In English…we can see the plume (and therefore the trajectory) three-dimensionally.

Here is the image pair below. Download the image to see it in 3D with Google Cardboard!