Russian rocket crashes back into Russia after 42 years
The rocket was launched in 1980, with the rocket stage orbiting the Earth as space junk for the past 42 years.
What happens to your body if you get lost in space?
Outside of a spacesuit, the human body is exposed to extreme temperatures, zero pressure and a vacuum that sucks the air out of your lungs.
A 23-ton chunk of rocket is set to slam into Earth and no one knows where
The core booster from China's Long March 5B rocket, delivering the final piece of the Tiangong space station, will crash-land in an uncontrolled reentry.
Taurid meteor shower set to bring swarm of Halloween fireballs this year
The Taurid swarm crosses Earth's orbit once every few years, causing higher numbers of meteors to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Scientist Works Out There Is Over 15,000 Pounds of Human Trash on Mars
Debris from previous Mars landings and crashes might affect future missions to the red planet.
Chinese Rocket Space Junk Set to Crash to Earth in One of These Two Zones
The Long March 7A rocket launched on September 13, sending bits of space junk into orbit.
Space Junk Fell From Sky and Crashed Onto Cattle Farm
The most recent chunk of a rocket was found by cattle farmer Jordan Hobbs on August 13.
Huge Chunk of Chinese Rocket Expected to Crash to Earth Sunday
The remaining pieces of debris of the Long March 5B rocket are due to land somewhere unknown.
Parts of China's Giant Long March 5B Rocket May Be Set to Plummet to Earth
Due to its large size, the first stage of China's Long March 5B rocket won't burn up in the atmosphere.
Japan Eyes Laser to Get Rid of Dangerous Space Junk
Space debris is a growing problem as humanity launches more and more satellites into Earth orbit, making space increasingly crowded.
ISS Dumps Waste Container of Junk into Outer Space
Using a new method of garbage disposal, the ISS got rid of nearly 200 lbs of junk via a waste container at an airlock.
China Uses Drag Sail to Clear Up Space Junk Successfully
A Chinese drag sail launched into space has succeeded in accelerating the deorbit of a rocket, the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology announced.
Russian Space Debris Almost Obliterates European Satellite
The European Space Agency said it had to quickly conduct a difficult maneuver to avoid a "high-risk collision" with debris from an exploded Soviet satellite.
Dmitry Rogozin Takes Aim at America's Anti-Satellite Weapons After Test Ban
The head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos has responded to Vice President Kamala Harris' move to limit space junk creation that jeopardizes space missions.
Photo Shows SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Collision Course With Moon
The Falcon 9 rocket stage, weighing four metric tons, will very likely strike the moon's far side near its equator on March 4, 2022, at 5,700 miles per hour.
What To Know About SpaceX Rocket That Is Going To Smash Into the Moon
The Falcon 9 rocket stage, which has spent almost seven years in space, is expected to hit the moon at around 5,700 mph in March.
Russia Denies Endangering Astronauts With Weapons Test, Calls Out U.S.
A weapons test conducted on an old satellite resulted in more than 1,500 pieces of junk entering space.
Space Junk Problem Explained as Russian Anti-Satellite Test Creates Debris
The missile target is believed to have been a Russian satellite destroyed in the explosion. It highlighted the risk of space junk to missions like the ISS.
Astronauts Forced To Hide As Dangerous Space Debris Flies Past ISS
Space debris twice flew past the football-field-sized modular space station on Monday morning, forcing American and Russian crew members to seek shelter.
Video Shows Russian Satellite Falling to Earth in Fireball Over Michigan
The fireball seen over the Eastern U.S. and Canada was caused by the reentry of Kosmos-2551, a Russian reconnaissance satellite.
Most Distant Cosmic Explosion May Have Been Photobombing Russian Space Junk
Scientists think a flash of light from a distant galaxy may have just been light reflected by rocket debris.
Videos Show 'Meteor' Over Pacific Northwest That Was Likely Rocket Debris
"It was stunning, beautiful, and scary all at the same time," one Twitter user wrote.
Artificial 'Mini-Moon' Set To Fly Close to Earth Before Saying Farewell
The object will come within around 139,500 miles of our planet.
A Mysterious Object Is Hurtling Towards Earth, and We Don't Know What It Is
The object, which is estimated to measure between 15-33 feet across, was discovered on September 17, 2020.
Scientists Use Lasers to Find Space Junk
NASA says there are millions of tiny pieces of space debris in orbit above Earth.
Scientists Want to Understand How Satellites Collide
Satellites have collided only four times in the past 30 years, making it difficult to form generalizations about cause.
Why Don't Scientists Know Where Tiangong-1 Will Land?
"I'll be in the office [Saturday] and probably early Sunday morning," Thompson said, sounding more excited than resigned. "We'll be watching it the whole way."
Space Disco Ball To Plunge to a Fiery Death
Billed as the "brightest thing in the sky," the carbon fiber ball is seven months ahead of schedule.
This Harpoon Could Lasso Space Junk Toward Fiery End
The harpoon could tug the 9-ton Envisat towards the atmosphere.
Satellites and Space Junk Could Help Us Find Aliens
If we keep making satellites at the current rate, nearby planets could spot us by 2200.