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Originally posted by MasterGemini
reply to post by GonzoSinister
Will you take numerology or symbolism as an answer?
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by GonzoSinister
they reported there has been an initial announcement that there is now soo much space junk around Earth
Anyone interested in space has known for a very large number of years that there is a dangerously ever increasing lot of space junk up there. What your radio is saying isnt really NEWS but probably just (like most news nowdays) just a reading of a press release that somebody put out on the topic.
Edit - and sure enough, this "news" stems from a press release about a report from the "National Research Council" who appear to be a group of people that do nothing but make reports about stuff.
Today, they've finished a report about space junk...
Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft:An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs
edit on 2-9-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
But two events in the past four years — a 2007 Chinese anti-satellite weapon test and a 2009 crash-in-orbit of two satellites — put so much new junk in space that everything changed, the report said. The widely criticized Chinese test used a missile to smash an aging weather satellite into 150,000 pieces of debris larger than four-tenths of an inch (1 centimeter) and 3,118 pieces can be tracked by radar on the ground, the report said.
"Those two single events doubled the amount of fragments in Earth orbit and completely wiped out what we had done in the last 25 years," Kessler said.