Friday, April 11, 2008

A Garbage Dump In Space?

  The European Space station has released simulation photos that give a perspective on how full of junk the earths atmosphere has become. There are over 6,000 pieces of space junk in earths orbit, and only 800 of those are functional satellites. The problem is going to get a lot worse unless more precautions and action is taken to limit the amount of space junk.
  While we may not need to worry about bloating out the sun with our satellites, the space debris travels at extremely high speeds. If the debris impacts a space shuttle or satellite they can cause a lot of damage and possibly a loss of life.



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