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Astronauts prep for not-so-close encounter with space debris

Space debris had prompted NASA to make plans for the station crew to seek shelter aboard their Soyuz lifeboats, but additional analysis now shows the junk poses no threat to the lab.

By November 6, 2009


Shuttle Endeavour blasts off; debris strikes mulled

Endeavour climbs into space and sets off after the International Space Station. Engineers are evaluating multiple external tank foam debris strikes during ascent.

By July 15, 2009


Google clears up Atlantis debris

Responding to overwhelming speculation that its Google Earth ocean floor mapping software had discovered the mythical lost city of Atlantis, Google called in some scientists to explain it all.

By February 24, 2009


A Talon for land mines and heavy debris

Latest robot from Foster-Miller might provide more robust aid for those looking to clean up the dangerous litter of war.

By December 10, 2008


Robot to keep ship hulls free of sea debris

Hismar, a hull-cleaning robot developed at the United Kingdom's Newcastle University, could save the shipping industry from excess drag, fuel consumption, and pollution.

By September 19, 2008


NASA crashes spacecraft into moon at 3,600 mph

NASA leaves some more debris on the lunar surface by intentionally crashing a spacecraft...for science.

By April 18, 2014


Brits use radar to keep runways free of debris

Heathrow International uses radar for runway safety.

By June 30, 2008


Pew pew! Scientists hatch plan to laser-blast space junk

Scientists have come up with a very video game-like way to take out orbiting space debris using ground-based lasers.

By March 10, 2014


Here's the Milky Way supernova you've never heard of

Newly measured distance to stellar debris in the northern sky links it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181.

By August 30, 2013