Tagged With Space Junk

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.

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

China's first space station was decimated in a fireball over the South Pacific -- here's how it went from launch to crashing back to Earth

The Chinese space station hurtling toward Earth has crashed over the South Pacific

Why it's so hard to tell where the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will crash

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

China's out-of-control space station may release a toxic chemical when it crashes

These may be the last photos of the Chinese space station before it falls to Earth

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

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