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“Early this year, after a half-century of growth, the federal list of detectable objects (four inches wide or larger) reached 10,000, including dead satellites, spent rocket stages, a camera, a hand tool and junkyards of whirling debris left over from chance explosions and destructive tests. “

–New York Times report William Broad, writing about how China’s test on Jan. 11 of an antisatellite rocket that shattered an old satellite into hundreds of large fragments dramatically increased the number of shattered bits of junk floating in space.

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  1. Lisa Williams says:

    I saw this story and immediately started hearing the DEVO song “Space Junk” in my head.

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