Two defunct satellites, racing across the sky at around 33,000mph, narrowly missed smashing into each other on Wednesday.
Two defunct satellites are in danger of smashing into each other in orbit, potentially creating thousands of small pieces of space debris.
RemoveDEBRIS – a spacecraft designed to demonstrate the technologies to remove space junk – has been launched from the International Space Station (ISS).
It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but researchers in China have put forward a bold proposal to take care of the debris surrounding Earth’s orbit using giant lasers.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced it will be part of an international campaign to monitor space debris that could hit cities around the world next year.