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Space junk: the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit

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Publisher:
Twenty-First Century Books,
Pub. Date:
[2016]
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1220L
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Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris--from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites--floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter Earth's atmosphere each year! Journey into outer space and learn about the dangers of space junk collisions, how scientists track them, and how space agencies are working to develop new technologies to clean up the space junk. Along the way, you'll hear from the scientists who are working to ensure that outer space remains a safe place to travel and explore. If we don't tackle the space junk problem, it might be impossible to travel into space; it could even trap us on Earth.

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ISBN:
9781467756006
Lexile measure:
1220L
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subject_facet Space debris, Space pollution
title_display Space junk : the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit
title_full Space junk : the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit / Karen Romano Young
title_short Space junk :
title_sub the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit
topic_facet Space debris, Space pollution