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  • Hey, Carl.

  • On the clearest of nights I love looking up into the sky to see if I can spot a satellite or space objects making its way across the dark horizon.

  • But experts are raising the red flag about a growing problem that could change the future of space is we know it.

  • The issue space is getting too crowded.

  • For decades, researchers have been worried that growing congestion in space could have devastating consequences.

  • This theory is known as Kessler syndrome, which says that if space traffic becomes too dense, one single collision between two objects could set off a catastrophic domino effect that would essentially turn the space around Earth into an extraterrestrial wasteland.

  • By the way, this was the main plot line in that 2013 film Gravity.

  • Robert Beck, the CEO of a launch startup company called Rocket Lab, says that his company is having a very difficult time finding clear paths for rockets tow.

  • Launch new satellites due to the sheer number of objects in space right now, especially considering Space X is rapidly growing.

  • StarLink Constellation Space X has said that they are determined to being responsible stewards of outer space and the company has equipped it's starling satellites with the ability to automatically get out of the way just in case there are oncoming objects.

  • And once operational, the space X system could make Internet access available to the billions of people around the world who don't have it.

  • As exciting as that prospect sounds, the odds of avoiding disaster Onley become slimmer with each new satellite launch, according to one expert who says that he's optimistic that we can avoid Kessler syndrome so long as these companies agreed to abide by certain rules and norms of behavior.

Hey, Carl.

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