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(From Quarks to Quasars)   "Imagine a screw traveling 20,000 miles an hour). That debris would then hit other objects in orbit, which creates more debris and hits more objects get the picture"   ( divider line
    More: Scary, space junk, communication satellites, orbits, space systems, EPFL, Lausanne, ETH Zurich  
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2013-12-09 12:29:56 PM  
2 votes:

RangerTaylor: Do you have issues with fantasy as well?

He was a tender 9 when his application for Space Camp was turned down... the scars run deep.
2013-12-09 10:03:12 PM  
1 vote:
I'm working on a kerbal version of the Large Hadron Collider as we speak. It's currently about 40 EVA kerbals in opposing low EVE orbits... just waiting for magic to happen.

/Looking for the "Oh God! particle"
2013-12-09 06:41:40 PM  
1 vote:
Problem solved
2013-12-09 04:09:14 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: It's the people that think we'll colonize the universe.

We're in a thread about debris that is actually in orbit around our actual planet, put there by actual people using actual science.  The only one going on about 'colonizing the universe', as usual, is you.  While you occasionally make interesting (and obvious points) you immediately follow up with a straw man larger than can reasonably be created with any number of 3D printers and then thrash the hell out of it, all the while explaining to everyone else how stupid they sound.
2013-12-09 01:29:12 PM  
1 vote:
A butterfly flaps its wings in geosynchronous orbit...
2013-12-09 01:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
We need a hero.
We need a cleaner.
2013-12-09 01:03:03 PM  
1 vote:
2013-12-09 12:35:33 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I understand I am feeding the nutter, but it's like talking to a stripper, I want to find out what led him to his lofty station in life.
2013-12-09 12:26:26 PM  
1 vote:
I read that as imagine screwing at 20,000 led to some disappointment after reading the article.
2013-12-09 12:25:00 PM  
1 vote:
I get Kessler Syndrome every Saturday night, from my Manhattans.
2013-12-09 11:54:01 AM  
1 vote:
Gunnery Chief: This, recruits, is a 20-kilo ferrous slug. Feel the weight. Every five seconds, the main gun of an Everest-class dreadnought accelerates one to 1.3 percent of light speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kilotomb bomb. That is three times the yield of the city buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth.That means Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-biatch in space. Now! Serviceman Burnside! What is Newton's First Law?

Recruit: Sir! A object in motion stays in motion, sir!

Gunnery Chief: No credit for partial answers, maggot!

Recruit: Sir! Unless acted on by an outside force, sir!

Gunnery Chief: Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty. Once you fire a husk of metal, it keeps going until it hits something. That can be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years.
If you pull the trigger on this, you're ruining someone's day somewhere and sometime. That is why you check your damn targets! That is why you wait for the computer to give you a **** firing solution! That is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!

Recruit: Sir, yes sir!"

/somewhat relavent
//obviously not obscure
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