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New plan to deal with deadly space debris which could destroy satellites – Yahoo New Zealand News

Since 1957, thousands of space launches have left Earth surrounded by orbiting space debris, with up to 26,000 objects now tracked.

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Thousands of pieces of debris orbit our Earth (Getty)
Since 1957, thousands of space launches have left Earth surrounded by orbiting space debris, with up to 26,000 objects now tracked.
There are up to 900,000 smaller objects – and the pollution is even brightening the night sky.
This week, scientists gathered for the virtual 8th European Conference on Space Debris from Darmstadt, in Germany.
Experts will discuss plans for the world’s first mission to remove space debris – ClearSpace-1 – for launch…

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