Out of site, out of mind

To paraphrase, if some garbage falls in the forest, and there's no-one to see it, does it make a smell? I'm sure if I dropped some garbage on a neighbour's lawn they would take offense, but if people are travelling away from home, in an isolated area, it seems OK to just leave things there. Especially if the assumptions are that it's your place anyways, lots out room there, and would be too much trouble to bring it back from that far away.
Toronto is sending it's garbage to Michigan, which may be offensive to some there, but also a good source of revenue. My home town thought they had a win-win situation, fill an old open pit iron mine, and make some money, but there were those pesky environmental issues again! So why not just fire it all to the moon?


Satellite has been launched next April to test relativity

From BBC news on-line (with smart-ass comments added because I'm avoiding work)
Satellite to test Einstein theory
A satellite that will put Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to the test is ready to be launched.
Nasa hopes Gravity Probe B will lift off from California on 17 April. Since it was first proposed in 1959, the project has been aborted and delayed because of technical hiccups many times.
I would assume that is because every launch day they read in the paper it has already been sent
Now it is ready to test two of Einstein's theories about the nature of space and time, and how the Earth distorts them. The unmanned satellite will orbit 640km (400 miles) above Earth, measuring any slight changes in gravity.
Perfect sphere
The satellite will carry four ping-pong-sized balls made from quartz and sealed in a vacuum. The scientists behind the project say they are the most perfect spheres ever made. To ensure accuracy, the balls must be kept chilled to near absolute zero, inside the largest vacuum flask ever flown in space, and isolated from any disturbances in the quietest environment ever produced, said Anne Kinney, director of Nasa's division of astronomy and physics.
Once in space the balls will be sent spinning. If Einstein is correct, there should be slight changes to the balls' orientation, or 'spin axis'. Scientists will carefully measure the expected tiny changes in the balls' movements.
This is too cool- pun intended). Is there also a little tiny ping-pong table in there for the balls to bounce back and forth on? Or do they control it from earth with a Pong interface?
Einstein proposed in 1916 that space and time form a structure that can be curved by the presence of a body.
I think that was even pre-Baywatch.
Gravity Probe B will test how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth, and how the Earth's rotation twists and drags space-time around with it. The warping effect has been measured before, but the twisting effect, called frame-dragging, has never been directly detected. The Nasa mission aims to examine both.
The twisting effect can easily be measured by sticking onto the satellite one of those little dashboard hula dolls .
Francis Everitt, the principal investigator of the project, said: "Aren't Einstein's theories all established and confirmed? After all it was 50 years ago that Einstein himself died and it's 100 years next year when he developed his first theory of relativity. Don't we already know it all? The answer is no."
If there are no more delays, the probe's mission should be completed in 16 months' time.