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Most Interesting Read Today About Copper Needles In Space

April 19, 2018

This article is astounding.

That means that all of those tiny copper wires that didn’t crash land at the North and South poles long ago have the potential to fuse with each other to become major obstacles today. In 2001, a study suggested that the several dozen clumps still in orbit were likely to stay right there for decades to come. So next time Elon Musk sends a Roadster into orbit, he should keep an eye out for any errant shards of copper on the way.

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