Space Debris? or Death from Above?

Turns out that NASA is responsible for most of the detritus in our stratosphere. Wired has a pretty good list of the 8 weirdest objects we’ve found floating around. It’s only a matter of time until we have old ladies strapped to jet packs up there, pushing around shopping carts and collecting beer cans and sputniks lasix.

I’ve done some hasty calculations and and if some trash the size of a bowling ball decided to crash to Earth and not burn up in the atmosphere, it would not only vaporize a human being but also China Syndrome through the planet and come out the other side, imploding anyone unlucky enough to be standing in its path. But let’s not everyone panic all at once. You’re more likely to be impaled by a space bolt which would just crush you.

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