View Full Version : Space Superfund Needed to Clean Mounting Orbital Trash

12-14-2010, 12:21 PM
The orbits around Earth are cluttered with chunks of space junk – high-speed riffraff that poses a growing threat to robotic satellites and human-carrying spacecraft.

There are currently hundreds of thousands of pieces of space debris greater than 1 centimeter wide whizzing around in space. But while this space litter may be out of sight, out of mind for most of us, a new report on orbital debris has flagged potential solutions to deal with the threat.

The report anchors its space cleanup thinking and approaches to more down–to-Earth woes like acid rain, hazardous waste, chlorofluorocarbon and oil spills.


12-15-2010, 10:11 PM
You know, these debris are warming up space. Global Warming... pssht... I'm talking about Galaxy Warming.