Space tourism may have greater impact on climate than aviation industry – study - News Summed Up

Space tourism may have greater impact on climate than aviation industry – study


The space tourism industry may have a greater effect on the climate than the aviation industry if it is unregulated, new research suggests. Researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used a 3D model to explore the impact of rocket launches and re-entry in 2019. They also looked at the impact of projected space tourism scenarios based on the recent billionaire space race. The team suggests that warming due to soot more than doubles after just three years of additional emissions from space tourism launches. “This study allows us to enter the new era of space tourism with our eyes wide open to the potential impacts.


Source: Irish Examiner June 25, 2022 23:31 UTC



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