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2004-Jan-22, 05:28 PM
I just saw on the news that a large chunk of space junk crashed...they aren't sure what it is (was) but part of it had "made in Italy" stamped on it.

I decided to look up "space junk" and lo and behold I discovered that there's a lot of "stuff" in orbit, so much in fact that it's a real hazard! Apparently, earth orbit is fast becoming a moving junk yard.

http://animatedsoftware.com/spacedeb/spacedeb.htm

I wasn't aware that the problem was this bad! :(