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The Growing Threat of Space Junk

Accumulating orbital debris--often small shards of defunct satellites and past space missions, already concerns the U.S. government. Now,with movies like Gravity, public awareness is growing too

A Minefield in Earth Orbit: How Space Debris Is Spinning Out of Control [Interactive]

Our planet's littered orbital environs urgently need a concerted cleanup effort

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