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SPACEJUNK

Twinkle Twinkle little star, not very bright is what we are

Up above the world so high, all of our spacejunk filling the sky

Every probe and satellite we have sent to the starry night

Adds to the mess of junk up there far out of sight, though, so why should we care?

Twinkle Twinkle little star, not very bright is what we are

Up above the world so high, all of our spacejunk filling the sky

Each new launch seeks passage through a highspeed layer of spacejunk stew

And in turn adds its own mass: one more obstacle the next must pass

Quite the tiniest bits of stuff travel at speeds giving force enough

(To) Punch straight through whate’er they meet and render the target incomplete

Twinkle Twinkle little star, not very bright is what we are

Up above the world so high, all of our spacejunk filling the sky

Space is not an infinite bin fit for keeping our spacejunk in

All’s held close by Earth’s own pull; what will we do when the skies are full?

Will our debris seal us here in one vast rotating sphere?

Twinkle twinkle and goodnight, we will have locked ourselves in tight

Up above the world so high, all of our spacejunk fills the sky

Twinkle Twinkle little star, not very bright is what we are

Here we’ll stand and here we’ll stay, the junk will ensure it remains that way

The best result may yet have been keeping the rest of the universe clean

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Words & music by & © Talis Kimberley 20th November 2012 

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On November 20th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC), occams_pyramid commented:
Very nice - hope I get to hear this soon!
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On November 28th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC), talis_kimberley replied:
:-) Still sounding like a Christmas carol to me...
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On November 22nd, 2012 11:30 am (UTC), shannachie commented:
I suppose the next rockets to go up would be equipped with blaster weapons to clear their way.
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On November 28th, 2012 10:08 am (UTC), talis_kimberley replied:
That would be a plan, I suppose!
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On November 24th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC), hani commented:
This is a very clever song! I wonder if I should try singing that next time I'm outside and see stars! (Foggy here)
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On November 28th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC), talis_kimberley replied:
Thank you!

Fog's a bit disspiriting, isn't it? But this clear sky will bring the cold...
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