Thursday, January 21, 2010

Trashy Planet

I found this on MNN as part of a slide show article on the 15 most polluted places on the planet - oddly the planet is one of the 15. I love this photo of all the debris floating around our orbit:

Here's what they say:

Earth's orbit

Believe it or not, even space contains copious amounts of pollution. An estimated 4 million pounds of space debris — nuts, bolts, metal and carbon, even whole spacecraft — currently orbit the Earth, threatening satellites, communication and even the lives of our astronauts.

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