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2 big pieces of space junk could collide Thursday night – Space.com

The chance of a collision is higher than 10%.

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Earth orbit could get a lot more crowded, and a lot more dangerous, on Thursday night (Oct. 15).
Two big pieces of space junk
are zooming toward a close approach that will occur Thursday at 8:56 p.m. EDT (0056 GMT on Oct. 16), according to California-based tracking company LeoLabs.
The encounter will take place 616 miles (991 kilometers) above the South Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Antarctica. LeoLabs’ latest calculations peg the probability of a collision at more than 10%
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