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“Space Junk”

Jan 16, 2014 12:14 PM ET // AFP
Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter.
Nov 11, 2013 02:38 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The European gravity satellite has finally succumbed to atmospheric drag and reentered Earth's atmosphere. Continue reading →
Nov 11, 2013 04:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The mystery of GOCE's reentry has now been solved -- the one-ton satellite came down over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean -- and the sequence of events leading up to confirmation played out on social media. Continue reading →
Jun 13, 2013 03:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space station's trusty old Treadmill Vibration Isolation System will be dumped in July after being superseded by the recently installed Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (C.O.L.B.E.R.T.) Continue reading →
Aug 13, 2010 02:28 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Who's the biggest space polluter on the planet? Why that would be China.
Nov 9, 2009 04:21 PM ET // Jorge Ribas
Jan 18, 2012 02:07 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The United States will take a stab at joining Europe and other nations in hammering out a code of conduct for activities in space.
Sep 28, 2011 01:28 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA has confirmed that its defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) re-entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean early Saturday.
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