What to do about Space Junk

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An artist's impression of space junk orbiting the Earth.
Scientists are trying to figure out how to detail with the space junk orbiting Earth (image credit: ESA).

Human's have been launching satellites into space since 1957, and now the current number of objects in orbit larger than 10 cm is about 23,000. The growing number poses a real threat to the future of space exploration. Humanity will need to solve this problem moving forward, and ideas are currently being discussed.

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What to do about Space Junk
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