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originally posted by Allred5923
Another thing that stimulates me to believing this is truly something very strange, I have never seen any bird flying in to a toxic exhaust ever.
Originally posted by Xo0
I am aware of the blue rays, or the HDDVDS, but they aren't in rotation yet..
Originally posted by lost_shaman
Just to illistrate this fact , here is another pic I took awhile back for another thread. Notice here the Jet making the contrail is not even visible in the pic. Same 3.3 mega pixel Camera.
You know that the Shuttle exhaust is only H2O, so not so toxic.
Originally posted by D1ssient
Here's the zoomed version of this shuttle liftoff video:
Nothing more than poor birds.
Originally posted by lost_shaman
You know that the Shuttle exhaust is 97% H2O, so not so toxic.
The Composition of Rocket Emissions
Both solid and liquid rocket-propulsion systems emit a variety of gases and particles directly into the stratosphere. A large percentage of these emissions are inert chemicals such as carbon dioxide that do not directly affect ozone levels. Emissions of other gases, such as hydrogen chloride and water vapor, though not highly reactive, indirectly affect ozone levels by participating in chemical reactions that determine the concentrations of the ozone-destroying radicals in the global stratosphere. A small percentage of rocket- engine emissions, however, are highly reactive radical compounds that immediately attack and deplete ozone in the plume wake following launch. Aerosol emissions, such as alumina particles, carbon (soot) particles, and water droplets, can also act as reactive compounds when heterogeneous chemical reactions take place on the surface of these particles.
Rocket emissions have two distinct effects on ozone: short-term and long-term. Following launch, rapid chemical reactions between plume gases and particles and ambient air that has been drawn into the plume wake cause immediate changes in the composition of the local atmosphere. During this phase, which lasts for several hours, the concentrations of radicals in the plume can be thousands of times greater than the concentrations found in the undisturbed stratosphere, and the ozone loss is dramatic.
Long-term effects occur as gas and particulate emissions from individual launches become dispersed throughout the global stratosphere and accumulate over time. The concentrations of emitted compounds reach an approximate global steady state as exhaust from recent launches replaces exhaust removed from the stratosphere by natural atmospheric circulation.
Originally posted by LAES YVAN
You know that the Shuttle exhaust is 97% H2O, so not so toxic. = lost_shaman
Where did you get that info?
STUDY FINDS SPACE SHUTTLE EXHAUST CREATES NIGHT-SHINING CLOUDS
Exhaust from NASA's space shuttle, which is almost 97 percent water vapor, can travel to the Arctic in the Earth's thermosphere where it forms ice to create some of the Earth's highest clouds that literally shine at night, according to a new study led by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and jointly funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and NASA.
Originally posted by imbalanced
What is a TROLL >> ?? >>