Do you think there is some connection between Climate Change and Space Tourism? At first, it seemed something strange to me but it makes sense, after reading a recent article published by Phys.Org. Researchers from the UCL, University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) explored the impact of Rocket Launches and Re-Entry.
The researchers used a 3D model to explore the impact of Rocket Launches and Re-Entry in 2019 and the impact of projected Space Tourism Scenarios. According to them, the Black Carbon (Soot) particles that are emitted by Rockets are almost 500 times more efficient than all other sources of Soot in holding heat in the atmosphere. This results in an enhanced climate effect according to them.
They say that the current growth trends around Space Tourism could contribute towards further depletion of the upper Stratospheric Ozone Layer in the Arctic in Spring. This is due to the fact that the pollutants from Solid-Fuel Rockets and Re-Entry hearing of returning Spacecraft and Debris are harmful to the Stratospheric Ozone.
Read the original article published at Phys.Org on 25th June 2022.
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