We Have Concerns

Dovetailing Through Space

Episode Summary

There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, some will continue circling as "zombie" satellites — neither alive nor quite dead.

Episode Notes

There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, some will continue circling as "zombie" satellites — neither alive nor quite dead. Steve Tilley, an amateur radio operator living in Canada, has a passion for hunting them down.  Jeff and Anthony discuss his discoveries and whether he deserves the title of Badass.  Then, tales of people being killed by meteorite impacts date back to biblical times. But few deaths, if any, have been documented. Now, Turkish researchers have uncovered the earliest evidence that a meteorite killed one man and paralyzed another when it slammed into a hilltop in what is now Iraq in August 1888.  Anthony and Jeff talk about the odds of that happening, and their own irrational fears.

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Today’s stories were sent in by McCall Melanie https://www.npr.org/2020/04/24/843493304/long-lost-u-s-military-satellite-found-by-amateur-radio-operator?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2tcj5Ln4dTycmXRh2OPicdfDPB2eMm4_ENN7ZNARCNcTWs6OwU50M3aVw

And Mark Nuhfer https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/archivists-uncover-earliest-evidence-person-being-killed-meteorite?fbclid=IwAR0M3F8dAPbEdAx1ZzydowWxOXDMCkffMm2IrHun9odawnYselNRDMXb768

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