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Space junk hits ‘tipping point’ should be global priority, says expert – TweakTown

A former NASA senior scientist for orbital debris research has said that space junk has reached a critical ‘tipping point’.

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Space is littered with the remnants of attempts of human space exploration, whether the objects be spent rocket parts, small bolts, discontinued satellites, or just chips of paint.
Most of these objects pose a big risk to future space exploration for humans, as even the tiniest of space junk could be traveling at high speeds could obliterate a working satellite if the orbits crossed. Now, researchers are saying that Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is becoming overcrowded with space debris and that it should…

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