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Should we be worried about space debris? Scientists explain

Space debris can damage spacecrafts of damage space stations due to the high speed at which it travels. Image: UNSPLASH/NASA

Supantha Mukherjee

Reuters, Reporter

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Space debris consists of discarded launch vehicles or parts of a spacecraft, which float around hundreds of miles above Earth. Image: Space Safety

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