Remember when Elon Musk launched a car into space? It’s not just peacefully drifting through a vacuum–it’s hurtling around the sun at 63,592 mph, being bombarded by solar radiation. It might be in pieces. But, not the same pieces it would be in if it was down here on Earth. The environment of space breaks it down differently. And the space debris a little closer to us, all the stuff that we humans have sent into space and just left there to orbit us? The unusual environment of space means it too breaks down and degrades differently than it would down here on earth. But… how long does it take to break down? Does it all break down? And how is that car looking right about now… You might also like: We Are Made of "Star Stuff" 🤍youtu.be/2bm479V8qPs Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster 🤍youtu.be/uI174WMnWl4 What Do Astronauts Do With Pee in Space? 🤍youtu.be/w6x54zYuqXk What Does the Moon Smell Like? 🤍youtu.be/iQod_oYnFTc What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? 🤍youtu.be/i7mZBaleCFE Credits: Executive Producers: Matthew Radcliff Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Scientific Consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD John Crassidis, PhD; Jer Chyi (J.-C.) Liou, PhD; Brianne Raccor, PhD Executive in Charge for PBS: Maribel Lopez Director of Programming for PBS: Gabrielle Ewing Reactions is a production of the American Chemical Society. © 2022 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved. Sources: 🤍🤍whereisroadster.com/ 🤍education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/meteoroid 🤍🤍nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html 🤍onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2004.tb00765.x 🤍dewesoft.com/daq/every-satellite-orbiting-earth-and-who-owns-them 🤍earth.org/space-junk-what-is-it-what-can-we-do-about-it/#:~:text=But%20how%20does%20space%20junk,detrimental%20effects%20on%20Earth's%20environment 🤍🤍esa.int/Safety_Security/Space_Debris/Space_debris_by_the_numbers 🤍🤍nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html 🤍onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2004.tb00765.x 🤍ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20160012733 🤍🤍scientificamerican.com/article/webb-telescopes-giant-mirror-struck-by-micrometeoroid/ 🤍🤍spacelegalissues.com/space-law-the-kessler-syndrome/ 🤍🤍nasa.gov/news/debris_faq.html 🤍🤍sciencefocus.com/space/does-metal-corrode-or-rust-in-space/ 🤍🤍sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780815515005500252 🤍sciencing.com/write-chemical-reaction-rusting-iron-8558862.html 🤍🤍faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/III.4.1.2_The_Space_Environment.pdf 🤍🤍sciencefocus.com/space/does-metal-corrode-or-rust-in-space/ 🤍esmat.esa.int/publications/published_papers/corrosion_in_space.pdf 🤍🤍sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780815515005500252 🤍web.archive.org/web/20060624082520/🤍triz-journal.com/archives/1998/07/a/index.htm 🤍🤍sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780815515005500252 🤍🤍annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.physchem.49.1.73 🤍🤍nature.com/articles/354048a0 🤍🤍livescience.com/61680-will-spacex-roadster-survive-in-space.html 🤍esmat.esa.int/publications/published_papers/corrosion_in_space.pdf 🤍🤍esa.int/Applications/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/Sustainable_connectivity_in_space 🤍🤍sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211029103127.htm 🤍elpasoheraldpost.com/amys-everyday-astronomy-cold-welding-what-is-it-and-can-it-be-done-on-earth/#:~:text=Don't%20worry%2C%20though%2C,%2Dwelding%20doesn't%20occur 🤍esmat.esa.int/Publications/Published_papers/STM-279.pdf 🤍🤍researchgate.net/publication/352145728_Cold_Welding_Based_Space_Debris_Removal_System 🤍🤍livescience.com/61680-will-spacex-roadster-survive-in-space.html
Wow very pretty and smart, I've fallen in love,and subscribed!
Perhaps Hawthorne, CA Space-X were burgled. Liquid nitrogen freeze the spacesuited perp. A Tesla Roadster ascended with a freshly defrosted passenger and a slow leak.
Lyophilized humanity is preserved for eons! Imagine a Sfrdx ConSentiency trophy regrown en masse. Yum!
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Then there's China and Russia deliberately blowing up satellites for no good reason and making a bad situation even worse. 😡
A silver surface will lose 11.5-300 microns of metal/yr. not micrometers. Micrometers are instruments that measure microns. Just a small correction.
Splash space debris into the Australian National Enviro-whiner Exclusion Zone. Despite being trajectory-aimed at Point Nemo ("The Call of Cthulhu," H. P. Lovecraft - *no coincidence!*), Skylab scored an 11 July 1979 re-entry hit on the Shire of Esperance (-33.861, 121.892). NASA refused to pay the $(AUS)400 littering fine. Olly olly oxen free! Drop 'em if you've got 'em!
VIRP-bNtZdY&t=0m24s 0:24 🤣🤣
You brought attention to your space pants on the internet. Either you're brave of you've never heard that cheesy pickup line.
Am I sitting in a Tesla
Those trays are cool! Also some of the samples apparently didn't hold up very well, hahahha
That was very interesting great work😊
let's hope not end up like that shot of the earth surrounded with space junk from Wall-e
Wouldn't SpaceX's reusable rockets be able to able to more efficiently deorbit orbital debris?
This was super interesting, I'd never heard of shuttle glow before. Thanks Dr. Dainis and Reactions team :]
Though, heads up, it seems someone made a typo in the description and wrote Danis instead of Dainis.
- VIRP-bNtZdY&t=7m20s 7:20 That's a typo (or ambiguous wording). NO is nitric-oxide, N₂O is nitrous-oxide (laughing gas), NO₂ is nitrogen-dioxide.
- VIRP-bNtZdY&t=8m52s 8:52 They also have to deal with just physical damage. Space isn't very dense, but even the occasional microscopic particle of dust traveling at supersonic speeds can impart enough force to do significant damage. I imagine the car (or the Voyagers) floating through space and over millennia becoming swiss-cheese. 😕
I really don't understand the low view numbers. This looks just like other science videos getting millions of views. Is it just the algorithm hating you? Seems that way because this should be way more popular.
Space Chemistry. Hell yes.