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Space Age Problem We Didn't Bargain On - Trapped on Earth By Our Own Stupid Mess? #poem #poetry #space #NASA

Space is vast and empty,
But not space close at hand,
Not the space around the Earth.
Our orbit now is jammed.

Every satellite we launch… 152 more words


What Goes Into Orbit Could Be Zapped With Lasers Before It Comes Down, Say Chinese Scientists

China wants to blast space debris with giant lasers.

A paper published by researchers at the Air Force Engineering University in China describes how zapping space junk with lasers could break it apart into smaller, less-harmful pieces. 443 more words


Suffering, from space

The following images are annotated screenshots of Sentinel-2 L1C imagery collected as part of the European Copernicus programme. The upper two images show image data collected in November 2016, whilst the lower two images show the same area in January 2018. 261 more words

Remote Sensing

Satellite of love

One day we went for a walk around OxidanSky headquarters (yes, we walk, in herds with all of our nerds) and literally stumbled across a remarkable object. 320 more words


A Chinese rocket booster explodes in a fireball near a village after putting two satellites in orbit

A Chinese rocket booster has exploded in a small town in the Asian country while it was falling, The Verge has reported.

According to The Verge, it exploded after it had lofted two satellites into orbit. 134 more words


VMSG and COMET 2018 (or a Tale of Two Conferences)

The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) held a conference from the 3-6th of January in Leeds. The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) held a student conference from 8-9th January in Cambridge. 718 more words

PhD Student Experiences

Secret Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened? 74 more words