Space Debris – race to destroy garbage gathering in space

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Watch Space debris grow from 1950s to now – the race is on to destroy the garbage that has accumulated in space. Floating junk can cause massive damage

Tens of thousands of pieces of man-made trash are now orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, others are large enough to be seen with a telescope, but all pose a risk to space craft and satellites.

And according to experts the threat is growing as space becomes more and more crowded.

Some 23,000 pieces of space junk are large enough to be tracked by the US Space Surveillance Network. But most objects are under 10cm (4in) in diameter and can’t be monitored. Even something the size of a paper clip can cause catastrophic damage.

Experts from around the world due to hold conference on the subject of cleaning up space



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