There’s so much manmade junk in Earth orbit that satellites are in serious danger
Advancing technology and miniaturization go hand-in-hand. That's great when it comes to smartphones and ultra-thin laptops, but it's becoming a real problem in space. We've heard for a long time that "space junk" is a growing problem, but we're reaching a point where the population of tiny satellites — some which have long since actually worked — is becoming so dense that it's posing a risk not just to space travelers, but to you and I as well.
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