All around our Planet it's raining rockets. Yup. Space trash bends to the will of that old gravitational pull and PRESTO! Space crap fireballs back to Mother Earth and makes for a spectacular re-entry. Great balls of fire streaking across a night sky. But the space junk will fall back to earth during the day. It's pretty much the rule that whatever goes up will, for the most part, come right back down. Well except for the space crap that can break free from the old gravity gig. Evidently the Chinese launched the beginnings of a Chinese space station and the "modular" section made it to orbit but the booster rocket didn't. There are any number of 'laws' you might care to break and for a while you might get away with breaking the 'law'. But the law of gravity is unforgiving and relentless. Gravity will eventually have it's way and BLAM! Back to earth. Or the ground. Whatever. Whichever? Anyway, the Chinese falling space crap may or may not have re-entered our blue orb from it's failing orbit and splashed down harmlessly in the Indian Ocean. So say the Chinese space guys. Maybe it did but then maybe it didn't. We only have the Chinese' word on the matter. The Chinese space guys wouldn't try to fool the rest of the world...would they...? The alleged rather large piece of Chinese booster space junk has space scientists more than a little worried and NASA and/or the ESA have NOT issued any word on the subject and the silence is more than a bit eerie. Should the Chinese booster rocket space crap hit some populated city or region, well, folks are gonna be more than a little put off by the Chinese raining space junk on innocent populations somewhere. You see, there is a space load of junk orbiting Planet Earth. I mean the space litter is literally everywhere orbiting our Planet and so near Earth space is a trash heap of epic proportion. Talk about litter bugs. This is space littering and it's unsightly and dangerous. Of course we earth ground pounding regular folk usually never get to see the space garbage. But when the space garbage makes its way back to earth we can sometimes get to see the fireball. Sometimes. It's the space crap you can't see that poses the danger. According to NASA there are roughly 500,000 pieces of space garbage orbiting our Planet and eventually it will all of it fall back to earth. Some sooner than later. That is a lot of space garbage. Damn interplanetary litter bugs anyway. Someone is going to have to clean that mess up before some real damage is incurred. Of course it may very well be too late and I'm not so certain that NASA nor the remainder of our Earth's space guys are prepared to offer any hope of a clean up. On the upside, if would be rather rude (?) IF the Chinese booster trash fall directly onto Mar a Lago. Now that would be karma worth the price of one lesser orbit. Thus endeth our Sunday Sermonette and now it's on to the machine art portion of today's service.
sun spots and maybe not any space junk -
now we shall press on to Monday as, that would be tomorrow's installment of 'How The Earth Gets Hit By Space Crap'. hmmm, would that suggest something like when the shit hits the fan?