JD: Don the last couple of days in fact even for over a week we’ve been hearing about space junk especially in light of the Chinese booster rocket. First of all give me a definition and our friends listening in what is the definition of space junk?
DD: Jimmy during the space age we’ve inserted a lot of equipment, a lot of material in the Earth orbit. Some times we use booster rockets to help get satellites up and then you have left over parts. The lower parts of rockets or maybe satellites that have no longer use and so these objects are circling the Earth. They do catch the top of our atmosphere which puts a drag on them and sooner or later gravity takes over. They had back to the surface of the Earth. This Chinese debris is unusual and that its a large section of rocket. Now we’ve sent some large things up into space as well but we usually steer what’s leftover so that it will land in the water.
JD: Speaking of space junk I don’t know that we could actually refer to what’s going to happen according to the prophecy in Revelation 6:13 when the stars will fall out of heaven during the 7 year Tribulation period. Do you think that is literally or is the Lord speaking figuratively or apocalyptically as He relates that particular prophecy?
DD: Well Jimmy I would take those end time events as certainly literal. You know when you have objects falling from the sky much larger than any of our space debris whether its a commit or an astroid. These are hundreds of times larger than any of our Earth satellites. So when these things fall its definitely a major change in the heavens and the sky, a whole new level of magnitude. The stars fall, a star being any of these natural objects in the sky. It’s definitely end times events of major proportions.
JD: Dr. Don DeYoung an astronomer giving us the details on space junk.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
In addition to Don’ report on space junk Don confirmed that stars will fall from heaven during the Tribulation period, Revelation 6:13. It will be a literally event in the future. That passage of prophecy is only one of many that speak of activities in heavenlies during the Tribulation period. As usual current events are setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.