Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit

Minisci, E. (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Description

After polluting oceans, deserts and Antarctica, mankind is saturating the near Space with satellite and rocket junk. The effect of human activities on remote places is mostly ignored by people not directly involved in monitoring and cleaning. Those who are lucky enough to holiday on remote islands in the Indian Ocean or the Caribbean may realise our impact when they see plastic bottles floating in the sea, but what about space junk? This talk introduced the topic of space debris re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, and guide the audience through the basic quantification of associated risks.
Period15 May 2018
Held atPint of Science Festival
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom