Friday, April 18, 2008

Space has got some Junk in its Trunk

Watch out for more of those damn supercriticality effects. (Wow, that sounds like a pretty frightening word...)

"A successful Chinese missile test last year that destroyed one of China's own aging satellites has substantially added to space debris around Earth, increasing the danger that a chain reaction of colliding space junk could threaten parts of the world's satellite network" (la times)


jg3 said...

SUPERcriticality? Is there any other kind of criticality?

.jeff. said...

yes. of the SUPER variety.