The Scientific Indian

Space junk

It’s going to rain satellites on us quite soon. A New York Times article on space junk and the impending disaster accompanied by a nifty interactive presentation.


  1. #1 Joe Shelby
    February 6, 2007

    Max Headroom – 20 minutes into the future or 20 years ahead of its time?

    One particular episode that really stretched the possibilities to a height was one where education was no longer free, and the only way for kids to legally be educated was to pay for education videos for your TV.

    A minor plot device in that one was that it was “Skyfall Day”, a new carnival centered around all of the companies downing their retired and useless satellites intentionally on the same night every year.

  2. #2 NJ
    February 6, 2007

    she was walking all alone
    down the street in the alley
    her name was sally
    she never saw it
    when she was hit by space junk

    Ah, the prescience of Devo…

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