Why satellites have those golden foils on them — and how it saves a lot of lives


If you’ve ever seen a satellite, odds are it had a golden or silver foil around it. So what’s that about? The short story Well, despite the common knowledge of space being “cold,” it’s actually really difficult to get rid of any heat in a vacuum. This is where the foil comes in – it’s all…


Why satellites have those golden foils on them -- and how it saves a lot of lives
Why satellites have those golden foils on them — and how it saves a lot of lives

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