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Hazardous Junk Piling Up In Space

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Hazardous Junk Piling Up In Space

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Hazardous Junk Piling Up In Space

Hazardous Junk Piling Up In Space

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Last week, a defunct Russian satellite and a U.S. communications satellite collided in space, sending dangerous shards of debris into orbit. Mark Matney, an orbital debris scientist at Johnson Space Center, explains the hazards of space junk and what can be done to clean it up.