NASA telescope forced to dodge floating space junk

05/2/2013 | Space.com

NASA engineers had to fire the thrusters on its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to avoid a collision with an old Russian satellite last month. If the two had collided, it would have released "as much energy as 2½ tons of explosives," said NASA officials. The near miss represents the growing problem of orbiting space junk that could cause problems for satellites still in operation.

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