A Defunct Soviet Venus Probe Will Crash Into Earth After Decades in Orbit
Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic
A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Watch This Net Capture Orbital Space Debris for the First Time in History
Not only does the net look cool as hell, it’s addressing a major problem for the future of space exploration.
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Astronomers Are Annoyed at a New Zealand Company That Launched a Disco Ball Into Orbit
The Humanity Star is a poetic and entirely useless satellite. For astronomers, however, it’s a pain in the ass.
A Piece of Space Junk Has The Best, Most Existential Twitter Account
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.
You Can Adopt a Piece of Space Junk and It Will Tweet at You
‘Adrift’ aims to raise awareness about the dangers of space debris by allowing you to watch, listen and adopt the junk in orbit.
This Canadian Helped Humanity Fly To Pluto
Frédéric Pelletier navigated the spacecraft from Quebec City.
How the UN’s Top Outer Space Boss Will Fight Space Debris
Asteroids, space weather, flying junk: David Kendall has his work cut out for him.
We Need to Clear Up Space Debris to Make Way for the Small Satellite Boom
With the influx of CubeSats, lower Earth orbit is going to get very busy.
Researchers Are Turning to Game Theory to Tackle Space Debris
Removing space debris is important for securing safe satellite missions.
A Mysterious Piece of Space Junk Is Headed for Earth, and Astronomers Are Stoked
An unidentified piece of space debris originating from beyond the Moon is giving astronomers the rare chance to observe an object on a collision course with Earth.
Why Astronauts Are Stuck on a Two-Day Trip to the Space Station
The fast track to outer space is temporarily out of service.