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Astronauts face higher debris risk in spacewalk to replace ISS antenna

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Two US astronauts were set on Tuesday to venture out of the International Space Station (ISS) for a spacewalk to replace a failed antenna, facing what Nasa officials say is a slightly elevated risk from the debris of ...

‘What is that?’: SpaceX rocket debris causes strange lights in night sky – video

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Residents in the Portland area of Oregon report sightings of strange lights streaking across the sky, which turned out to be debris from a SpaceX rocket launched in Florida 22 days ago. The rocke re-entered the atmosp...

India floods: rescuers search for survivors among mud and debris

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Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 76, with nearly 90,000 people evacuated. Torrential downpours have ...

Spacewatch: mission to clean up space debris set for launch

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Elsa-d, the world’s first commercial mission to demonstrate a space debris removal system, is scheduled to launch at 06:07 GMT on 20 March from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Developed by Astroscale, a Japanes...

‘A wild west out there’: Russian satellite debris worsens space junk problem

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When Russia fired a missile at one of its own satellites on the weekend, the explosion generated many thousands of pieces of shrapnel that are now zooming around in space at breathtaking speeds. It added to a sizeable...

Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth, plunging into Indian Ocean – state media

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The remnants of China’s largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media. Most of the debris burned up in the atmosphere, it reported, cit...

Hurricane Ida death toll nears 60 as states begin to comb through debris

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The US death toll from Hurricane Ida rose towards 60 on Saturday, nearly a week after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US mainland made landfall in Louisiana. Two more evacuated nursing home residents w...

Nasa rover sighting reignites fears about human space debris

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Nasa’s Perseverance rover typically beams back evocative images of bleak dusty landscapes, red-hued sandstorms and Martian rock samples. So its operators were surprised to receive an image on Monday of a shiny silver ...