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Dream Job Finally Emerges

Today’s post comes from perennial sophomore Bubby Spamden of Wendell Willkie High School

Hey Mr. C.,

Just when I was starting to feel discouraged about finding work that matches the skills I’ve built up through years of ignoring my teachers and spending homework time playing video games, NASA has come up with a great idea that would suit me perfectly. 320 more words

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Laser Cannons & Space Debris

Well, I finally know what I want to do as a career. I’m going to become a space debris sniper. Send me to space and give me a laser cannon. 11 more words

You probably won't be hit by debris as this out-of-control Russian spacecraft plummets to Earth on Friday

Update, May 8 at 4pm in Hong Kong: The Progress harmlessly fell to Earth at 2:20am UTC over the Pacific Ocean.

Here’s the bad news: An out-of-control unmanned Russian spacecraft loaded with tons of cargo for the International Space Station is expected to plummet back to Earth on Friday, and no one really knows where or when, exactly. 500 more words

Space is being polluted with junk faster than we can dispose of it

There are thousands of satellites in Earth’s orbit, of varying age and usefulness. At some point they reach the end of their lives, at which point they become floating junk. 852 more words

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is spiraling toward Earth

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is currently spiraling out of control and will soon fall back to Earth. Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, made attempts to contact the spinning ship and regain control of it, but those efforts have failed. 258 more words

ISS may be fitted with lasers to shoot space junk out of orbit

Image Credit: nasa.gov

Space debris could be conquered by a laser mounted to the International Space Station (ISS), which would remove it from Earth’s orbit entirely, according to Japanese scientists. 312 more words

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Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 and Jupiter met one day

Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 (formally designated D/1993 F2) was a comet that broke apart and collided with Jupiter in July 1994, providing the first direct observation of an extra-terrestrial collision of  935 more words

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