Re: Solar transit: satellite?

From: thomsona (
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 14:09:28 EST

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    > I have seen mylar and rubber balloons drifting off from shopping centers
    > other places where that is likely to happen. Then again, at some weddings
    > (and other events) rubber balloons are released enmasse.
    I wonder how many balloons are floating around at any given time. There's
    currently a metallized mylar Valentine balloon anchored to our breakfast
    table that shows no sign of giving out after a month. Doubtless solar UV
    would cut down the lifetime of those floating in the open air, but still, I
    bet there are a lot out there that are a source of noise for satellite and
    astronomical observations.
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