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Space Junk Threat

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...

Colo. Colleges To Help Track Space Junk

Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy's Center for Space Situational Awareness Research (CSSAR) has been awarded a nearly $800,000 grant to help track space junk that...

NASA Satellite Hits Earth, Space Agency Confirms

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellit...

Could You Get Hit By Space Junk?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

You may have heard that there's a one in 3,200 chance that you could get hit by space junk on Friday, when NASA's six-ton UARS (Upper Atmosphere Resea...