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A visualization of the satellites and man-made space debris around earth
A visualization of the satellites and man-made space debris around earth
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Experts are concerned about space debris and are urging measures to rid the space of man-made garbage as the boundless black becomes more crowded.

Scientists have highlighted the dangers of millions of pieces of defunct objects floating in space. The mentioned space junk is comprised of dead satellites, spent rocket stages and fragments from collisions or erosion that come in different sizes with some large enough to be seen with a telescope. But experts say even the pin-sized ones can cause catastrophic damage.

Collisions are rare but half of all near-misses today are reportedly caused by debris from only two incidents. The moving waste pieces also complicate the inspecting capability of on-earth telescopes adding more urgency for a clean-up strategy.