Scientists address the issue of space debris • Earth.com

Last update: January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features space debris, an issue that has been the subject of a week-long conference in Germany.

The 7th European Conference on Space Debris was the largest of its kind, with over 350 experts in attendance.

The scientists introduced the latest research on the threat of debris, as well as measures to reduce its creation in space.

While more than 290 break-ups in orbit have been recorded since 1961, less than 10 of those resulted in collisions.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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