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guisamcipen

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Do you feel this is going too far?
« on: December 24, 2017, 05:08:23 PM »
Hello People,

I just read about a Western firm which is going to be dropping little metal balls into the planet's atmosphere to make the world's very first man-made meteor shower.

They'll use different metals to make various colors and will be prepared in 2019.  They are also likely to utilize the technologies for the 2020 Olympics.

Following is a link to one of numerous tales about it:https://singularityh...yiqz61zndhjawa1

How do you really feel about this?



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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 12:23:57 PM »
It might be cool to watch, but since the 2020 Summer Olympics are going to be in Tokyo, Japan, you and I are likely not to see it anyway.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 12:22:11 AM »
Literally a flash in the proverbial atmospheric pan. However, this is an example of the commercialization of space efforts. We're in a serious and real transition between government sponsored scientific exploration of space for the benefit of humanity, to the commercial exploitation of space for the benefit of profit. In the Harvard International Review is the article "Commercialization in Space" by Anthony Velocci published March 30, 2012. I quote: “The commercialization of space is a fait accompli."

Frankly, doesn't matter what we think. It is happening and will continue to happen. Enjoy what we have now people.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »
Well, what I really should've said was that just because you CAN do a thing doesn't mean it's a good idea and that's a prime example.
As was my 1st shot at this question.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 01:31:12 PM »
Knowledge is awareness that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom keeps it out of the fruit salad.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:04 AM »
Quote
Hi folks,

I just read about a Japanese company that will be dropping tiny metal balls into Earth's atmosphere to create the world's first man-made meteor shower.

They will be using different metals to create various colors and will be ready in 2019. They are also planning to use the technology for the 2020 Olympics.

Here's a link to one of the many stories about it:https://singularityh...yiqz61zndhjawa1

How do you feel about this?

Just plain disgusted, since it is artificial and man-made. There is enough trash up there ready to come down without sprinkling more trash down on purpose. Do they really think we will be stupid enough to accept and actually enjoy a man-made farce as something real and worthy of appreciation, like a kitten chasing a pretty laser beam in lieu of a real mouse? This makes me sick. Who ever thought this was a good idea and a good use of money and resources?
I don't get it. What is the point of this that will actually benefit humanity? It will just convince the public that science is a sham and our cosmos is artificial.

Martin (the contrarian astro-guy from the North)

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 01:02:56 AM »
Since it will only be visible within 100 miles, and very temporary in nature, probably way less than 15 minutes, to me it is no different than having a fireworks display. So to me this would be an acceptable use of night sky. I also like that it is mimicing a natural event and only suborbital, so not some dumb bright silver ball in orbit for weeks lumbering around as a global eyesore. Like a fireworks display though it should require the approval of any of the major cities and towns, or counties might be more appropriate, and also the federal aviation approval as well as regardless of their guarantees I would not want to be in an airliner under those when they come down. So some level of local and federal jurisdictions should be required to consent IMO.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 05:30:34 AM »
Going too far? Of course it is.Disrespectful for our natural world. Tampering with the environment for entertainment is disgusting. The pollution it creates as well as the waste of natural resources shows low consciousness. Now is the time for us all to stop destroying our planet. We must consider the ramifications of our actions and act accordingly.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 01:14:30 AM »
Meh. The thousands upon thousands of pieces of junk up there that are slowly falling back down, aren't falling fast or controlled enough as it is. More junk to fall down? Well, at least it's colored, or supposed to be.

Still, nothing to write home about. Won't see it in Las Vegas.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 05:13:35 AM »
Those tiny metal balls will cause less damage to the atmosphere than a rocket blasting through the ionosphere. I read that when the Saturn V rocket blasted off it punched a hole in the ionosphere that took 24 hours to close up. This happens every time a rocket goes into outer space.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 07:08:47 PM »
Maybe nature should reconsider this whole Intelligent thing....

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 02:12:00 AM »
Has anyone considered, intentional or not,
that this is space weaponization research?
Testing satellites that release many projectiles at a specific time in a specific direction,
and calling it advertisement/entertainment could provide great cover for nefarious purposes.....

"Oops, we're sorry _______nationstate, we didn't intend for our satellite to drop those pellets containing destructive chemicals in vicinity of your precious satellite, it was a mission error, it should have made pretty colors at a lower altitude....."

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 01:15:36 PM »
Agree with Feidb, meh. People are getting their panties in a twist. This planet will long outlive anything we can throw at it. It is resilient, we are not.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
I don't think it's a big deal.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2018, 11:56:49 PM »
Nope. Don't like it. One small step in the wrong direction. Let's keep advertising out of outer space. Next thing you know someone will seriously put billboards up there once the price comes down. Not too distant future will see hotels in orbit and who knows what after that. Light the place up like a State Fair Midway if we let them.

Next thing you know there will be "your message here" signs on the moon.... :-)

Seriously - let's not put any more crap up there than necessary. I'd like to see international orbital light pollution standards.

My $0.02.

Fred