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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 10)
Kessler syndrome, ablation cascades? Ignore Report Reply
Concerned Galactic Citizen Commission - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:20:43 EST ID:1q2X8R/n No.56657
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Our planet has a steadily growing shell of orbital debris. This space junk is most concentrated in low earth orbit band. Currently there are somewhere over 1,100 active Gov't and private satellites in orbit, as well as over 2000 that have ceased functioning.
That's just the satellites, as it is estimated that there are over 600,000 pieces of bullshit between 1 and 10 CM just waiting to blow a bunch of holes in any given mission.
Now, if a large enough object were to collide in LEO, or some kind of explosion, these debris objects will begin colliding, creating shrapnel, and impacting MORE objects in a runaway feedback reaction.
This gives us a number of problems, the first being that it totally kills any launch viability for the foreseeable future as well as destroying all the satellites we already have in orbit. The other major problem is that as these thousands upon thousands of objects get kicked around much like atoms in a nuclear chain reaction, a good number of them will de-orbit and enter earth atmosphere causing heating due to air friction. That is bad for obvious reasons.
So /sagan/ how do we take preventative actions against this? Do we even need to worry? what would a post-cascade earth be like?
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Christiaan Huygens - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:13:14 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56659 Ignore Report Reply
Oh jeez I've already seen Gravity I know how this one ends...

You answered the problem yourself. If a bunch of collisions begin occuring, that takes energy out of any given piece of junk, at the same time the mass increases from the collision, so they auto-deorbit themselves as soon as this process starts happening. And even if every single piece of space junk de-orbited at the same time, there's no way the heat it would generate in the atmosphere would even detectably raise it's overall temperature. The earth is fucking big man! Even 600,000 pieces of little bullshit are like nothing, they would all just burn up, none would even be big enough to survive re-entry.
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Wilhelm Beer - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:01:21 EST ID:+CPsK2xe No.56660 Ignore Report Reply
The debris will eventually end up coalescing into a giant super moon.
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Riccardo Giacconi - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:45:44 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56661 Ignore Report Reply
>>56657
https://www.watchcartoononline.io/anime/planetes

have fun OP
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William Lassell - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:11:16 EST ID:ybUJp2Le No.56662 Ignore Report Reply
Get INTERPOL on this, immediately.
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William Fowler - Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:32:50 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56663 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56661
I wanted to like that so much just for the realistic setting, but holy fuck the dialogue, characters, and unnecessary cutesy Japanese shit randomly crammed in is just too cringeworthy.
It's just highschool drama, but japanese and in space.
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William Lassell - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 04:15:45 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56664 Ignore Report Reply
>>56663
the high school shit gets real BTFO later on. it's part of the arc deal with it for a few eps
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Mike Brown - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:03:54 EST ID:89x/mOqK No.56669 Ignore Report Reply
lookin pretty clean on google maps


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