The collision between two large satellites on February 10 has created a cloud of debris that likely will cause problems in Earth orbit for decades.
Source: Universe Today.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Holy cow, one of the satellites was going at least 15,000 mph in its orbit when it collided with the other. The video makes the collision look pretty dramatic.

posted on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 2:35pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Also, it looks like the Hubble repair mission might get delayed because of all the debris floating around after the collision.

posted on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 2:39pm

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