Watch the Skies For Junk
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Thu Jun 8 22:23:50 EDT 2006
Watch the Skies
As head of NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office, Nicholas L. Johnson keeps
tabs on deadly flying garbage, aka space junk.
By Amos Kenigsberg
June 05, 2006 | Astronomy & Physics
How much junk is out there?
For things bigger than 10 centimeters, there are about 8,000. Things that
are larger than 1cm, we're talking a few hundred thousand. If you're talking
things larger 1mm, we're talking a hundred million.
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