It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Daughter2
Would you like to see the size of a single chaff bundle?
They're usually released in groups, but you're still talking about a tiny amount of material being released.
originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: Zaphod58
Agreed there ... drag netting in particular ...!
I was just wondering about the aggregation of aluminium ( aussie spelling ) in the environment.
Not the fall out from a single deployment of chaff.
The wind has patterns and as such deposits stuff in habitual places.
Aluminium is the third most abundant element in the Earth's crust (after oxygen and silicon) and its most abundant metal. Aluminium makes up about 8% of the crust by mass, though it is less common in the mantle below.