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Space Junk Jeopardizes Earth’s Space Environment

Posted April 24th, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Scientists estimate that there are some 750,000 pieces of space junk circling Earth, millions more if you count fragments smaller than 1 centimeter. Think about it: Mankind has sent thousands of rockets into space since the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957. While a number of space vehicles are still in active […]

The Day Geoscience Saved the World From Possible Armageddon

Posted August 12th, 2016 at 3:40 pm (UTC-4)
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In the late 1960s, U.S. military action that would likely have led to nuclear Armageddon was averted, thanks to wary officers who looked for explanations other than Soviet aggression when warning systems suggested otherwise. A new study by three retired U.S. Air Force officers and researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, details the events […]