Debris in Orbit Becoming a Global Issue

James Webb Telescope Image: Carina Nebula

Here at Welcome Apocalypse, we find the dark and unknown to be fascinating. Curiosity is so important, and human creativity leads to some of the most amazing things. Today in Society | Technology | Science, we take a look at recent happenings in space, gaze upon the universe through the James Webb Space Telescopes infrared eyes, and talk about space litter.

Lately, in space…

James Webb Space Satellite image of the Carina Nebula. Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
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Navigating growing challenges

Depiction of Kepler’s second law, credit of the National Air and Space Museum.
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Garcia, Mark. “Space Debris and Human Spacecraft.” NASA, 27 May 2021, http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html.

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NASA. “First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope.” NASA, 12 July 2022, http://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages.

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