There’s 6,300 tonnes of space junk orbiting Earth — Astonishing interactive visualizations
Livermore Lab estimates that there’s between 100,000 to 200,000 pieces of debris. That’s a lot of space junk.
There’s a risk that all that debris could damage important satellites. Researchers at Livermore Lab are using supercomputers, optical sensors and other technology to track even small objects that could cause problems.
Satellites provide us with very crucial data, anywhere from the GPS in our cellphones to forecasting the weather to monitoring our crops for our food supply. If one of these small pieces of debris hits a satellite we then lose these capabilities.
Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years.
Before the start of World War II, the owner of this apartment in Paris fled to the south of France. For reasons not entirely known, she never returned and the apartment remained untouched for 70 years. In 2010 the owner passed away at the age of 91. Her executor discovered the apartment and a team was sent to investigate. What they found was astonishing. Under a thick layer of dust was a trove of turn-of-the-century objects including several paintings that were set aside for further analysis. One painting in particular, a portrait of a lady in a pink dress, would turn out to be worth 3.4 million.
The Puma dictionary - working link.
Sadly the last post went down, so here is a new link