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It’s Past Time to Take Out Our (Space) Trash
The space debris problem we have today has been a concern This close call was the third time this year alone that the ISS had to maneuver to avoid a potential collision with space junk. Some estimates suggest that there are upwards of a hundred million bits of space debris larger than a millimeter. GPS, the internet, cell phones, and other global communication networks rely on functioning space technologies, and increasing amounts of space debris put these infrastructures at risk. GPS, the internet, cell phones, and other global communication networks rely on functioning space technologies, and increasing amounts of space debris put these infrastructures at risk. On September 22, 2020, NASA and the U. S. Space Command announced that they were tracking an unidentified piece of space debris that appeared to be hurtling toward the International Space Station (ISS).
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