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Climate Change is Creating More Space Junk

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There are lots of levitra soft tablets consequences of a warming world, a lot of them easy to infer and cialis india understand (i.e. melting glaciers), but some consequences have come to i use it effect of viagra on women light that weren't so expected, like a reduction in crop nutritional value and, now, an increase in space junk orbiting the earth.

Scientists at the theglobalobservatory.org University of Southampton have studied the orbits of 30 satellites over the past 40 years and discovered that they're taking longer to drop out of orbit and burn up.  The scientists think that increased CO2 in the upper atmosphere is causing it to cool and become less dense, slowing the braking effect and allowing satellites and spent rockets to circle for longer.

The researchers measured a five percent reduction in density every decade at an altitude or 300 kilometers, leading to an increase in orbit time of up to 25 percent.

More space junk does pose a danger for spacecraft launches and will require more debris removal by space agencies, but with the scaling back of http://jaygalbraith.com/levitra-canadian our nation's space program and use viagra bigger problems down here on viagra original buy uk the ground, it's not likely to become a major issue.

via New Scientist

 

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written by sean, June 25, 2010
Does anyone look at the solar wind and the viagra costs drop-off of the planetary index? Didn't NASA itself ascribe the reduced altitude of the upper atmosphere to a quite sun?
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Because creating the disasters of tomorrow, today ...
written by BruceMcF, June 26, 2010
... is just what we do.
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Mr.
written by Max Couchman, June 28, 2010
The scientists think that increased CO2 in the upper atmosphere is causing it to cool and become less dense, slowing the braking effect and allowing satellites and spent rockets to circle for longer.
Am I going batty? Wouldn't an increase of CO2 cause the atmosphere to heat and therefore become less dense. Cooler air is more dense. Am I the only one to notice this?
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Biomass Renewable Energy
written by Bala, June 30, 2010
In order to avoid space junk, we should use environment-friendly products and materials...
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CO2 increase - cooling??
written by Christopher Squire, July 07, 2010
I agree with Max Couchman.
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Interesting
written by AJ, July 07, 2010
Thanks for this piece. I never even considered the idea that there would be garbage collectors out in space. It's amazing that where ever humans have gone, our waste is left behind. Perhaps that is a way humans mark his/her territory the way dogs mark theirs with urine.
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An 'UltraBot' Space Garbage Collector?
written by Robert Schreib, July 08, 2010
What if NASA and ALL of the world's space agencies pooled their technology and assets to create an 'UltraBot' satellite that could go up into orbit and interecpt and collect the space trash, to jettison most of it earthward to burn up harmlessly in the atmosphere, and to take the cialis for cheap obsolete satellites and the like to superactive cialis no presecription the ISS, International Space Station, to be disassembled and 'macgyvered' into new gear, or melted down with solar furnances to make metal structuals for a really BIG outer space habitat? If we pooled our hardware and www.smartersecurity.com expertise, we should be able to do just that. Plus, having an 'UltraBot' in orbit to clean the skies so the debre won't destroy all our precious communication satellites, would be an excellent safety precaution, in case some asteroid veered towards Earth and we would then have something formidable enough to deflect it to a course that won't hit the Earth.

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