Tagged With Space Debris

A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk. It may help prevent snowballing collisions that could cut off our access to orbit.


Europe's space agency says it dodged a SpaceX satellite because the company wouldn't move it out of the way. Buggy software may be to blame.


'A terrible, terrible thing': NASA said India's satellite destruction created so much space junk it now threatens the safety of the International Space Station



India's anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation


India's anti-satellite missile test just moved humanity closer to a space-junk nightmare scenario


The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived



Here's the first real footage of a spacecraft shooting a net and catching a satellite


Astronomers aren't happy with an artist who's about to send a new 'star' into space aboard a SpaceX rocket


Something punched a hole in the International Space Station while astronauts were sleeping


A Chinese space station is about to crash to Earth -- here's what it was doing


Satellite collisions may set off a space-junk disaster that could end human access to space. Here's how.


China's out-of-control space station will soon fall to a fiery doom -- and no one is sure where its pieces will crash



China's bus-size space station could crash to Earth in about five hours -- or sooner


Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster will eventually crash in space -- and scientists think they know where and by when


More than 14,000 hunks of dangerous space junk are hurtling around Earth -- here's who put it all up there


More than 14,000 hunks of dangerous space junk are hurtling around Earth -- here's who put it all up there



The US government logged 308,984 potential space-junk collisions in 2017 -- and the problem could get much worse


A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean -- here's what's down there


These are the countries on Earth with the most junk in space


China's first space station is doomed -- but objects inside of it may reach the ground unharmed