Thursday, 29 August 2013

Some debris...?

While tweaking Orbit a little bit to get it ready for the return trip to Berlin/Wedding in a couple of days (see events) I looked up images of 'orbit' on the www.

Curiously what came up - and caught my eye - were images of space debris ...

Screen-shots from an ESA video [at about 09:20 min.]

From: Debris in motion (video)

Computer generated images of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The dots represent the current location of each item. [...] not scaled to Earth. These images provide a good visualization of where the greatest orbital debris populations exist.  Source: