Researchers Propose Using Lasers to Zap Potentially Dangerous Space Debris

A brief zap could deflect debris out of harm's way.

January 16, 2018

China Has Lost Control of a Space Station. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry.

Tiangong-1 will make an uncontrolled return to Earth in March, but you probably won't be struck by falling debris.

January 3, 2018

A Spacecraft Thinner Than Human Hair Wraps Up and Destroys Space Debris

"You can essentially think of it as one giant piece of saran wrap covered with thrusters, and you can curl it however you want."

September 6, 2017

Startup Gets Funding to Clean Up Our Orbital Space Junk

Waste management is an out of this world problem.

July 20, 2017

500,000 Pieces of Space Junk Are Orbiting the Earth. Here’s How We Can Get Rid of Them.

This debris could be disastrous for our space missions.

April 9, 2017

NASA Astronauts Lose a Key Piece of the ISS Shield During Spacewalk

NASA says there’s no need to panic.

March 31, 2017

Tiangong-1: China’s Space Station Is Going to Crash and Reenter Earth’s Atmosphere

Out with the old, in with the new.

September 21, 2016

Check Out How Much Space Debris Has Amassed Around the Earth Since the ’50s

Dr. Stuart Grey is giving everyone a visual of what 20,000 pieces of space debris looks like as it orbits the Earth. Based on debris data that shows its current and exact location, this video tracks a

December 29, 2015
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