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Suomi NPP satellite
2014-10-24 04:19:20

As seen in the Academy Award-winning film Gravity, debris in orbit around Earth is a serious hazard for astronauts and spacecraft operating high above our planet.

2014-07-23 23:13:46

Surprising new information and photos about plastic pollution were revealed by Algalita in an exclusive live satellite broadcast from the great garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean.

Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.

Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk.

2014-05-21 08:21:55

New Center to Address Critical Threats to Orbiting Satellites and Other Space Activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD)

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both in space and on the ground. The problem is so relevant that a recent movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has not only featured a devastating encounter in space

2014-02-21 23:23:22

The organization dedicated to cleaning up the world's oceans and beaches is joining forces with the founder of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and his foundation, Algalita

What Happened To The Tsunami Debris From Japan?
2014-02-21 13:02:07

The amount of debris in the ocean is growing exponentially, becoming more and more hazardous and harmful to marine life and therefore also to our ocean food source.

How Do You Catch A Satellite?
2014-02-21 10:50:46

Standard space dockings are difficult enough, but a future ESA mission plans to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit. Part of an effort to control space debris, the shopping list of new technologies this ambitious mission requires is set for discussion with industry experts.

2014-01-10 23:22:20

Alpha Junk Removal recently cleared a rental home in Georgia of possessions abandoned by previous tenants. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Alpha


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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