The sky is falling again (27 Jun, 2022)

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The sky is falling again (27 Jun, 2022)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:25 am

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So the increased solar wind we're currently experiencing brings good news and bad news.

I wonder if we'll see any noticeable disruption to satellite-based services as a result of some birds falling out of orbit at a rate which is more than an order of magnitude faster than was previously the case.

This solar cycle is turning out to be a lot different to what was predicted -- what are the chances that we'll also get lashed by a dirty great CME?

Ah... so much fun and excitement, sitting in the front row of the galactic shooting gallery eh?

Sometimes we forget that we're actually on a spacecraft that is hurtling through space at a huge speed, protected from the lethal forces that surround us by little more than a weai magnetic field and a gossamer-thin atmosphere. Happy days!
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Re: The sky is falling again (27 Jun, 2022)

Postby Wetherman » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:29 am

Meanwhile, just keep looking up

A.A.Milne on Jagulars - "When you look up, they drop on you. Piglet says, I'm looking *down*, P-P-Pooh."
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Re: The sky is falling again (27 Jun, 2022)

Postby paulw » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:37 am

Maybe it's a good way to get rid of the unused space junk up there.
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Re: The sky is falling again (27 Jun, 2022)

Postby Kiwiiano » Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:18 pm

paulw wrote:Maybe it's a good way to get rid of the unused space junk up there.

The tricky bit is to encourage the junk that’s totally dead to selectively self-destruct.
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