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Recently, we found out just how much “space junk” is orbiting Earth. There are more than 500,000 pieces of debris, all traveling up to 17,500 miles per hour. At that rate, there’s a very good chance a piece of junk could crash into a multimillion dollar satellite or spacecraft and cause quite a bit of damage. About 200,000 pieces of the space junk are the size of a softball or larger. What should be done?

Read about space debris here.

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