There is a growing amount of space debris orbiting Earth, including about 1,500 pieces from a Russian explosion in November. Photo: Shutterstock
There is a growing amount of space debris orbiting Earth, including about 1,500 pieces from a Russian explosion in November. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese satellite in near collision with debris from Russian explosion, space agency says

  • ‘Extremely dangerous encounter’ reported by China’s space authority as scientific satellite misses debris by 14.5 metres
  • The debris is believed to have come from Russia blowing up a disused Soviet satellite in November, China says

There is a growing amount of space debris orbiting Earth, including about 1,500 pieces from a Russian explosion in November. Photo: Shutterstock
There is a growing amount of space debris orbiting Earth, including about 1,500 pieces from a Russian explosion in November. Photo: Shutterstock
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