Space Junk Collision

This photo shows house hold trash floating around in space next to a sapce station, space junk.

space junk

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In late January a Chinese weather satellite struck a Russian space craft. The Chinese weather satellite was actually destroyed in 2007. It was split up into small chunks which greatly increased it’s chances of hitting something.

It is hard for me to imagine things in space running into each other. I know that many countries have been sending many things into space for a long time. I always heard it was possible for things in orbit to strike each other or even fall out of orbit and crash back to earth. I always thought these were paranoid visions, but now it’s happening.

 

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