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Space junk animation shows how Earth’s satellites dodge dangerous debris – Digital Trends

Space junk is an increasing problem and poses a threat to active satellites and even human life. Here’s what one space agency is doing to deal with it.

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Space junk is defined as an old satellite that has either stopped working or been shut down at the end of its mission. The debris also consists of fragments that result from a collision with a satellite or with other bits of junk.The fast-moving material poses a serious threat to the 3,000 or so active satellites that currently orbit Earth. These satellites are important in our daily life, with many providing communication and navigation services, weather data, and aerial imagery that can prove…

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