Space Junk Could Threaten Space Station

The mid-October explosion of a the upper stage of a Russian rocket has produced a cloud of space junk which would threaten the space station. The explosion produced about 500 pieces of debris, which have joined the ~21,000 pieces of space junk bigger than 10 centimetres that NASA tracks as a potential danger to the space station. For more information about this incident, go to http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Record_space_junk_cloud_could_threaten_ISS_report_999.html. For more information about space debris, go to the Windows to the Universe space junk page, and enjoy our Junk in Space game.


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