The rocket part, which is due to hit the Moon on March 4, is likely from a Chinese mission launched in 2014.
As orbit gets more cluttered, it’s more important than ever to fine-tune predictions of collisions between space junk and uncontrolled reentries to Earth.
The General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects is the most complete catalog of satellites, spacecraft, debris, space organizations, and launches, ever compiled. Its creator, astronomer Jonathan McDowell, put it online for anyone to use, for free.
ClearSpace-1 will use a "Pac-Man system" to capture an abandoned rocket part, which may lead to a new market for commercial services in orbit.
A meteor? Space junk? Nobody knows, but officials investigated whether the mysterious object, or objects, started several fires.
Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Not only does the net look cool as hell, it’s addressing a major problem for the future of space exploration.
The Humanity Star is a poetic and entirely useless satellite. For astronomers, however, it’s a pain in the ass.
An art project imagines what a piece of space junk would say if it could talk back to Earth, and to other decommissioned satellites in orbit.
‘Adrift’ aims to raise awareness about the dangers of space debris by allowing you to watch, listen and adopt the junk in orbit.