Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Speaking of Trash

Russia's space command Tuesday ordered the International Space Station to change its orbit slightly to avoid collision with a piece of floating debris that could cause serious damage, officials said.


Astronauts briefly evacuated the station last year because of the threat posed by a piece of debris only a centimeter (half an inch) long. Experts say tiny objects could seriously damage a spacecraft as they travel at around 7.5 kilometres a second.

The United States says it has catalogued more than 15,000 items such as jettisoned rockets, shuttle detritus, and bits of destroyed satellites floating in space.


Soon we’ll have an impenetrable shell around the earth. I hope we have some replacement for the sun by then.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

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