Thursday, 23 October 2008

Space Debris

Each year the Earth collects about 200 tonnes of space debris, this is made up from satellites, asteroids, meteorites and all other space junk.
All the time the Earth is getting heavier and like fat people who put on extra weight, everything becomes a bit of a struggle, movement and even keeping up a decent walking pace compared to everyone else.
So while the Earth gets heavier and cant keep up with the rest of the solar system, with this extra weight will the Earth slump into a different orbit of the Sun? Would that mean hotter summers and colder winters? Will the Eart just fall out of Orbit all together and just keep falling until it hits the bottom, like a shot putt?

1 comment:

TrefforestGump said...

Should we put all the fat people onto a space rocket and shoot them off into space?