Millions of of nuts, bolts, pieces of metal, along with entire spacecraft and satellites from thousands of missions and launches form an orbiting garbage dump around the Earth. From microscopic specks of metal and carbon, to satellites and other large debris, space junk presents a growing hazard to spacecraft, astronauts, and the deployment of satellites in Earth's orbit.
1 by Timothy Hurst on August 14, 2009
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