Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Space Crap.

Is there anywhere that we don't dump our junk? I guess our next strategic move is to shoot our garbage out into space by using a massive slingshot.

Here's the info about the image:

This computer generated image, supplied by NASA, shows objects that are currently being tracked in Earth orbit. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The dots represent each item. The orbital debris dots are scaled according to the image size of the graphic to optimize their visibility and are not scaled to Earth. This image provide a good visualization of where the greatest orbital debris populations exist. The space shuttle Atlantis is flying at about 350 miles above Earth, an area littered with more dangerous space junk than the lower orbits where shuttles normally park at the international space station.(AP Photo/NASA)

1 comment:

  1. Please, please, please tell me that all of that debris isn't originally human-made! That is the most disturbing image I've seen in a very long time. YIKES! Thanks for posting it.


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