rocket bodies

Circling

Whirling

Litter

What was that?

A meteor? No.

Space Junk (aka orbital debris)

Man-made space garbage

Probably some old rocket bodies and dead satellites

thousands of pieces in pounds and tons of danger

Smaller bits: paint chips that flake away from the outsides of devices, nuts and bolts, garbage bags, a lens cap, screwdriver, and even a spatula.*

Falling faster than a speeding bullet

Waiting to hit

Anywhere

Anytime

While you’re driving

When you’re sleeping

 

HOW WHAT WHEN WHERE HOW WHY

How did this happen?

What solution? Is there a solution?

When will we hear about this on the news?

Where is the warning light?

How about a magnetic space junk garbage truck?

WHY NOT?

 

*2019: National Geographic: Experts predict an increasing threat of space junk that will fall to Earth.

A Forgotten Piece of Space Junk is Headed for Earth: The object could be a lost piece of a rocket dating back to the Apollo missions

A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk.

 

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