NASA scientists push for treaty to tackle risky ‘space debris’

NASA scientists and other experts have called for a legally binding treaty to ensure that “space junk” caused by the burgeoning space industry does not irreparably threaten activities in Earth’s orbit.

Space close to our planet is becoming increasingly crowded with over 9,000 satellites in orbit today, and Eastern Southern Observatory (ESO) projects that this number could grow as high as 75,000 by 2030.

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