Starlink Satellites, Stranding Starliner And Slamming Southwest Flight In This Week’s Beyond Cars Roundup

A long exposure was used to create this image) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 39A on May 6, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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A new study from the University of Southern California published last week found that SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could be depleting the Earth’s ozone layer. Researchers estimated the potential damage caused by the internet service’s satellites burning up in the atmosphere and releasing aluminum oxides. With its growing artificial constellation, SpaceX could spew over 1,000 tons of aluminum oxide every year, a 646-percent increase relative to natural levels. – Ryan Erik King Read More

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