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The ISS crew sure had a rough morning yesterday: a piece of an old Russian satellite came hurtling towards them, and the team didn't have enough time to move the station out of the way. Since they only had an hour and a half to spare, the crew chose to seal off modules to contain possible damage a...

July 17th 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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In the movie Gravity, masses upon masses of floating debris hurtled through space at alarming speeds and collided with the heroine's space shuttle, killing her crew. Space junk isn't just something made up for the movies, though -- it's a real issue that's costing space agencies a whole lotta mone...

August 27th 2014 at 8:08am 0 Comments
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Space junk is a growing problem -- 200,000 pieces and counting -- and as the amount of earth's orbital debris increases, so does the chance some satellite will be involved in a cosmic collision. As this would cause much gnashing of teeth and woe for the affected terrestrial parties, some researcher...

March 15th 2011 at 1:21am 0 Comments