Mon, Dec 18, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
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
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.
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