Giant list of interesting astronomy facts

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Since who knows when, people have been watching the sky. It has been a means of tracking time, of navigating, of superstition, and a form of entertainment. Check out the giant list of interesting astronomy facts.

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Computer generated simulation provides stunning visualization of the half million pieces of “space junk” orbiting Earth

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95% of the objects in this computer generated simulation of low-Earth orbit objects is “orbital debris”, not satellites. “Space junk” consist of everything from spent rocket stages, lost equipment and defunct satellites to erosion, explosion and collision fragments. NASA estimates there are more than 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth (“tens of millions”…

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