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Friday, April 26, 2013

 

BBC: The 6th European Conference on Space Debris has concluded that  Earth's space environment is on the verge of hazardous collisions from all the debris left over from human exploration and satellite launches.

Its summary position stated there was an "urgent need" to start pulling redundant objects out of the sky.

Scientists estimate there are nearly 30,000 items circling the Earth larger than 10cm in size.

Some are whole satellites and rocket bodies, but many are just fragments.

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