Latest Debris Stories
With so much junk in low earth orbit, agencies are currently developing strategies to deal with the growing problem.
The Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) will leave port October 3, 2012, on a research expedition.
ESA’s new Clean Space initiative is developing methods of preserving near-Earth space – and the terrestrial environment, too.
While the 70-foot-long dock that washed ashore at an Oregon beach earlier this week may not be radioactively harmful or contain to chemical contaminants, scientists are warning that it is likely home to a different sort of threat.
Plastic trash has been accumulating in the Pacific Ocean at an alarming rate and its effects are reverberating throughout the ecosystem, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
Swiss scientists said they are planning to launch a satellite specifically designed to help get rid of space junk. The "janitor satellite" will cost $11-million and is being built by the Swiss Space Center at EPFL.
A team of scientists and conservationists created a plan to survey the debris field and mark it with satellite-tracked drifting buoys.
Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches.
International Space Station crew members are set to maneuver the space lab out of the way of an orbiting piece of space debris left over from a 2009 collision of two satellites.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.