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At least 170 million pieces of rapidly-moving space junk are now circulating in Earth’s orbit and this debris may even lead to a “catastrophic avalanche of collisions” and destroy all working satellites
“We're losing three or four satellites a year now to space debris collision. We're very close, NASA estimates, of within five to 10 years of losing everything,”
In February this year, NASA astronauts dumped a ton-and-a-half capsule of trash out of the ISS in what looked like the biggest instance of littering in space ever.
originally posted by: firefromabove
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
Where are they getting that 170 million pieces figure? Surely that's a typo or a gross over exaggeration.
Are you....questioning NASA???