Space Junk a Growing Issue, Report Says

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 11:58 AM EDT

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Space Junk a Growing Issue, Report Says

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 11:58 AM EDT

A report released Thursday says the amount of space debris orbiting the Earth is so great that collisions could increase dramatically, according to a story on Space.com.

The debris could hit and damage working satellites and spacecraft, or collide with other space junk to create a greater amount of debris.

Read the Space.com story HERE.