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Listening Up For Space Debris

December 3, 2013

Australian astronomers are using Top-40 mixes over FM airwaves to help locate space junk orbiting around Earth. As your favorite pop hits and talk radio shows play, they bounce off thousands of objects orbiting the Earth which allows the team track the debris, with the help of the Murchison Widefield Array. Astronomers say they can detect about 10 pieces of junk simultaneously.

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