Former Lance Cpl. Erik Galvan (right) and Sgt. Daniel Wheeler had a professional friendship that was nearly destroyed by an IED — but, with time, they reconciled. StoryCorps hide caption

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SkyTruth followed the ship Shin Jyi Chyuu 33 during one week last month. Planes are connected to a satellite network just like ships, but the information is only collected if the airline pays for it. Courtesy of SkyTruth via Exact Earth ShipView hide caption

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Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.

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