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How Another Satellite Collision Could Leave Us Trapped on Earth

One more way for humanity to shoot ourselves in the foot

Satellite breaking up on re-entry. Credit: European Space Agency

There are currently 6,900 satellites zinging around in space.

And while we continue to pitch more stuff into orbit each week, increasing the congestion in low-earth orbit, objects are starting to run into each other.

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Liman Albridge

Liman Albridge

Half Ben Franklin, Half Tyler Durden. Emphasis on half. I get weird over at occultedordinary.com.