Re: dark clouds

Mark Grant (
Thu, 3 Jul 1997 22:36:32 +0000

On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Bobby Whalen wrote:

> I heard the same thing. In about 20,000 years, our star in its orbit
> around the galactic center will supposedly enter a relatively
> high-density molecular cloud. This will supposedly wreck havoc with our
> biosphere and climate in very unpleasant ways.

More importantly, in a year or two we enter a dust-cloud from a large
comet which is expected to cause problems for some (possibly many)
satellites due to dust impacts and electrical conductivity; I've forgotten
where I read this recently (probably comp.risks), but I'll let you know if
I find out. Apparently it's a regular occurence with this comet, but last
time we passed through the cloud was before Sputnik.


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