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Space debris: How dangerous is it to people on Earth?

Over the past few months, people have captured footage of space debris burning up in our atmosphere. While certainly startling, the truth is, there’s been a lot of junk up there for a long time and so far no one has been hurt here on Earth. 819 more words


Rings of Trash Around Earth?

I was reading an article posted by the National Geographic, on orbital objects,and was shocked to see how much garbage was floating around earth. 902 more words

Editorial: Houston, we have a litter problem

Published in The Hindu on April 4, 2013

The change in the orientation and orbit of the 17-cm glass-sphere Russian nano-satellite BLITS that was noticed in early February was caused by a January 22 collision with a piece of China’s Feng Yun 1C weather satellite; Feng Yun 1C was intentionally blown up in the 2007 anti-satellite weapon test by China. 383 more words


Mysterious 'space balls' found in Vietnam

Defence officials in Vietnam are investigating the origin of three metal spheres which fell from the sky in the north of the country.

The largest object weighs about 45kg (99lb) and was found near a stream in Tuyen Quang province, the Thanh Nien News website reports. 167 more words

Space And Time

WATCH: Man uses selfie stick to record space debris crossing daytime sky in Thailand

A man recording himself was shocked when two streaks lit up the sky in Phitsanulok province, Thailand, on Jan. 2.

What he thought were meteors were actually debris left over from a Russian rocket launch in early December. 128 more words


Space Debris

A poem I wrote years ago about a reoccurring dream I had. 153 more words


Ancaman Sampah Luar Angkasa dalam 1 Menit

Lebih dari setengah juta obyek dari Bumi telah menjadi sampah di luar angkasa (space debris). Jika terus dibiarkan akan menjadi bencana di masa depan.

Stuart Grey, dosen di University College London, yang juga merupakan anggota the Space Geodesy and Navigation Laboratory, membuat ilustrasi menarik, tentang bagaimana awal mula kehadiran sampah–yang berasal dari rongsokan satelit dan sisa-sia ledakan obyek yang diorbitkan ke luar angkasa– hingga saat ini dan menjadi ancaman mengerikan di masa depan, lewat video berdurasi satu menit. 101 more words