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A plan to make artificial meteor showers (bbc.com)
11 points by 7j 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

What a terrible idea and a waste of resources. But hey, I can't say I am surprised that some consider this okay, and that some will gladly pay money to have their own little fake meteor shower. Appalling.

It would look pretty cool, but jesus fuck what an insane amount of waste to send that material up into orbit. MAYBE if we were mining off the moon already where launching shit into orbit is relatively cheap, but that is assuming we already had the base, the workers, the infrastructure and transports that can be done safely already in place.

If they would do that by de-orbiting space debris it would both look nice and have a lasting effect :)

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