Sunday, March 20, 2011

The destructive power of space junk - video

In space, a piece of orbiting junk the size of a cherry collides with the force of an exploding grenade. Holger Krag at Esa's Space Debris Office – which monitors more than 16,000 bits of junk in Earth orbit – explains how manned spacecraft are shielded.
Animation: European Space Agency

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