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An illustration of Earth orbit overcrowded with space junk and orbital debris.

Two large pieces of space junk nearly collide in an orbital “bad neighborhood”.

Low Earth orbit was a near location today (January 27) that could have created thousands of pieces of dangerous space debris. Satellite monitoring and collision detection company LeoLabs has spotted a near miss between two Soviet space objects, a rocket object and a dead spy satellite, which missed each other by a very small margin. …

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Future Earth Global Warming

Orbit of Doom: The surprising connection between Earth’s orbital patterns and an ancient warming event

An international team of scientists has found that changes in Earth’s orbit favoring hotter conditions may have helped trigger the rapid global warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) 56 million years ago. An international team of scientists has suggested that changes in Earth’s orbit that led to warming may have played a role …

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ABL Space System

The first orbital rocket launch by ABL Space Systems failed

A powerful new small-satellite launcher fails to gain wings on its first attempt. ABL Space Systems’ RS1 rocket launched on its first orbital mission Tuesday (January 10), ascending from a pad at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, at 6:27 p.m. EDT (2327 GMT; 2:27 p.m. EST). 27 p.m. local time in Alaska. …

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