Two massive pieces of space debris could collide tonight

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Two massive pieces of space debris could collide tonight

Two massive pieces of space debris could collide tonight, says the LeoLabs inc. The two objects are a discarded Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket. These two have combined weights around 2800 kilograms. The two objects are due to meet 991 kilometres above the Wedell Sea of Antarctic Peninsula.

LeoLabs is a company monitoring space debris in low earth orbit. They warned about the collision in a tweet.

However this poses no risk to anyone on Earth, but the collision could result in much small debris, increasing space junk. Increasing of space junk is a difficulty for space travelling. Space junk also poses a threat to active satellites and the International space station (ISS). Space junk even made ISS make changes in its course to avoid collisions and these changes cost very high.

So when collisions like this happen, there’s a risk of increasing space junk which may result in difficulties in space travelling.

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