Sunday, April 18, 2010
Are Humans the Hoarders of the Universe?
Image from source, AOL News
Well look at that picture. Disgusting. We really are pigs, aren't we? I thought a garbage patch in the Pacific twice the size of Texas was bad enough. But it looks like we're junking up the whole neighborhood. We're the Pig Pen of planets. Something tells me if there is intelligent life somewhere out in space, it doesn't think we are.
Junkyard Circling the Earth Is Growing, Scientists Say
Imagine half a million marbles circling Earth -- a sort of celestial obstacle course for the International Space Station, shuttles and satellites.
That's the increasingly problematic issue of orbital debris. The objects can be as big as a defunct satellite, but -- traveling at speeds of 17,500 miles an hour or more -- even a paint flake can put a chink in a space shuttle window, as happened on one mission. . .
Read more at: AOL News