What to do with the garbage in our galaxy?

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Heard On The Morning Show
Earth seen from the International Space Station
In this Dec. 6, 2021, file photo provided by NASA, the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above the Tyrrhenian Sea. NASA via AP

The amount of material orbiting the Earth exceeds 9,000 tons, according to NASA. Researchers around the globe are trying to decrease “space junk” to ensure it avoids striking satellites or people. But what is space junk and why is it significant? A historian studying discarded objects explains.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lisa Ruth Rand Guest

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