Good golly, even satellites are tweeting now

The Nakasuka Lab at the University of Tokyo has taught one of its satellite's a new trick: to tweet. That makes it the world's first satellite on Twitter — though human satellites, also known as astronauts, have already invaded Twitter in a major way.

The two-pound CubeSat XI-V has been orbiting Earth for five years now, though it's just now getting in touch with us Earthlings by way of regular updates about where it's at, what temperature it is and even sends the odd picture of Earth. Sadly, the CubeSat isn't sporting the kind of camera that would take gorgeous images in space.

If you happen to read Japanese, you can check out what a satellite has to tweet about by following the link below.

CubeSat XI-V, via Nakasuka Lab, via CrunchGear