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Suspected Space-Junk Strike in Florida Signals New Era of Orbital Debris


Suspected Space-Junk Strike in Florida Signals New Era of Orbital Debris Three years ago astronauts threw out the largest piece of trash ever tossed from the International Space Station. Now some of it seems to have punched a hole through a house in Naples, Fla. In what may be judged as a bizarre and twisted case of “breaking and entering,” last month a plummeting cylindrical object weighing nearly two pounds hit the roof of Alejandro Otero’s home in Naples, Fla., smashed through a ceiling and punched through a floor.   More



(Source: Scientific American - Apr 14)

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