It's easy to imagine the area around Earth being so incredibly large that there's no way we could ever clog it with manmade debris

Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Humans have launched a whole lot of hardware into orbit around Earth, and every once in a while, two of those objects end up on a collision course.

As reports, two satellites are on a near-collision course today, and while the odds of a crash are slim, a collision would create a whole bunch of additional space junk that could pose a major problem for future missions.

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