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Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.

EARTH DAY METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.

Prof. Peter Brown of the Universiy of Western Ontario reports that “the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) just finished processing orbital data from last night and the Lyrids are showing up quite nicely. 180 more words


Gravity Reloaded – An Update On Current Space Debris Removal Initiatives

The success of the movie ‘Gravity’ raised public awareness for the realistic threat of space junk to satellites and astronauts. Although significantly exaggerated for dramatization, the problem at hand is not to underestimate and in the past few months, the space community announced multiple initiatives and projects for the removal of space debris. 834 more words

Outer Space

Kessler Chaos

Lately I’ve been working on a mod for Kerbal Space Program.

It’s all about Kessler Syndrome, where orbiting junk can cause deadly collisions in space. 37 more words


Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" and the Inherent Drama of Man in Space

Here’s the thing about outer space: we’re not supposed to be there. Nothing about it is conducive to life as we know it. There’s no oxygen and very low air pressure. 1,009 more words



Like Speed in space, this is a 90-minute panic attack of a movie that’ll take you to the edge of both your nerves and your seat. 202 more words

Trash Storm.. How an Orbital Landfill might Maroon us here Permanently

Image Credit : NASA

On Monday NASA announced that the International Space Station had to fire its on-board thrusters in order to move the station half a mile upwards in its orbit. 1,407 more words


GPM launch carried a second satellite: an experimental Japanese satellite (STARS-2) that will test a concept to clean up space debris

(image courtesy JAXA)

“Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to test space cleanup

Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-2 is designed to harness space debris and make orbital lanes safe for exploration” 8 more words

GPM Launch