Wednesday, January 10, 2018

learned of fake meteors

Flipped to Discovery Channel while winding down dinner. It's Future Tech Week with crew at the CES show. Caught a segment on proposed artificial meteors by ALE. Don't know exactly what to think about this...

It makes me think of the things you can put in a camp fire that make interesting colours. How popular would this become? I suppose that will largely be a function of the price. Would they release these willy nilly? Would there be any date or time restrictions? The biggest negative, as I see it, is how it would ruin many astrophotographs. Will it destroy the natural beauty of a dark sky? We already have thousands of active and dead satellites up there.

Found an article on the National Geographic web site.

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