>Space Debris

>This article has images showing where space junk is located orbiting the Earth. It explains how space junk is tracked and gives links for more information. The images are quite interesting!

Space Debris

Orbital debris, or “space junk,” is any man-made object in orbit around the Earth that no longer serves a useful purpose. Space junk can be bad news for an orbiting satellite. On February 11, 2009, a U.S. communications satellite owned by a private company called Iridium collided with a non-functioning Russian satellite. The collision destroyed both satellites and created a field of debris that endangers other orbiting satellites

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