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Orbital Debris

WATCH: You Won't Believe How Much Stuff Is Orbiting The Earth

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

There's a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites. But scientists are floating some crea...

Visualizing Space Policy Failure

Azum Z. Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Azum Z. Ali

Space is one of the hardest global policy issues, and one where a failure of imagination can create irreparable ruin. For example, a 2007 anti-satellite missile launch by China created a debris cloud that will last for centuries.

WATCH: Orbiting Telescope Has VERY Close Call With Old Spy Satellite

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/01/2013 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A high-tech NASA telescope in orbit escaped a potentially disastrous collision w...

Are Space Harpoons The Solution To Orbital Debris?

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

BERLIN — Nets, harpoons and suicide robots could become weapons of choice to hunt down the space junk threatening crucial communications satelli...

Is THIS The Fix For Space Debris?

Posted 03.04.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 03/04/2013 05:08 AM EST on SPACE.com A proposed space-junk removal system would hop from one piece of debris to the...

Space Station Must Move To Avoid Debris

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Mission Control Center said Wednesday it dropped an earlier plan to move the International Space Station into a different orb...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Zero-G Junkyard

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

You may think it's a bad thing that huge chunks of metal periodically fall out of the sky, but have you ever thought about the ones that don't come crashing down to Earth? That's right. There's an ever-growing amount of space junk in constant orbit around our little planet.

WATCH: NASA Developing Real-Life Tractor Beam

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

The term "tractor beam" may conjure images of a giant laser pulling Han Solo's Millenium Falcon into the Death Star in 1977's "A New Hope". But the...