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where the Aliens will attack… if they were smart

We've put a bunch of crap in space... Lots of stuff that takes pictures of stuff down on Earth. The photo above shows what's orbiting Earth. We're good at spying down on earthlings but less then one percent of space junk looks out into space. Why? Because we fear {insert your favorite boogeyman... terrorist, communists etc.} ourselves more then we fear anything coming from Space. This says a lot… I'm almost tempted to go there… but you've come to read about Aliens. In the 1960's the Russians put the first satellite into Space and freaked us out. Soon after the Space Surveillance Network was built to keep an eye on Russian space junk in the trunk. Its purpose was to spy on their spy satellites, spot their nuclear ballistic missiles, and as an added bonus, meteors (or Aliens) that can wipe out all life on Earth as we know it. But that was just a bonus. ;-)

Space Surveillance Network radar and telescope sites

Space Surveillance Network radar and telescope sites

Above is a map of the Space Surveillance Network. Do you notice anything wrong with this map? Probably not if you're spying on the boogeyman. But if ET is phoning home and ET's mama thinks you've been hurting her son and sends an army. She can sneak up on us via Antarctica! We have no antenna's looking out to space from the South Pole. We're screwed. Especially South America because that would be their first stop. Someone should tell them, I'd be mad. Someone please translate this post into Spanish and Portuguese.

Filed of view of Space Surveillance Network

Filed of view of Space Surveillance Network

This map shows the field of view of the Space Surveillance Network. A circle is drawn around the area each antenna can "see". Be afraid, very afraid!