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        Space Junk | Stem In 30

        Learn how "space junk" debris can cause such big problems for astronomers and rocket scientists. Researchers use mathematic models to understand patterns and trends in tracking these small objects still floating in orbit — and to better understand how something so small can cause so much damage out in space!

        What is Space Junk?

        What objects are actually out there in space? Learn about satellites and the "space junk" that floats around in low orbit.

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        Where does space junk come from and why can it be so hazardous? Even though the junk is often tiny, like the size of a pin or screw, these objects still pose big threats to orbiting satellites.

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