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Watch Space Debris Multiply Before Your Eyes

It’s fairly common knowledge that there is a whole lot of garbage on Earth thanks to humans. But what is less commonly known is that space is also littered with our junk – junk that has been accumulating for almost 60 years. Satellites, rocket hulls, and whole engines are orbiting the Earth, and the recorded amount of all that debris hit 23,000 objects in 2012. That’s an increase in space debris of 14,000 objects since 2007 alone. And that’s just the debris that’s larger than…

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