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