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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.18.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"In the long haul, it means we have to be even more assiduous about not letting miscellaneous pieces of metal float about."

Source: Stanley Solomon, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, on his group's study on the effects global warming has on objects floating above Earth. The study asserts carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are helping to keep orbiting spacecraft airborne longer, by reducing atmospheric drag. The same effect, however, also increases the threat that space junk poses to satellites.

FMI: www.ncar.ucar.edu/  www.agu.org/

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