Watch Video: Shocking visualisations reveal the huge cloud of space junk created by Russia’s anti-satellite test – as experts warn debris will cause havoc for spacecraft for YEARS, if not decades

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Shocking visualisations reveal the huge cloud of space junk created by Russia’s anti-satellite test – as experts warn debris will cause havoc for spacecraft for YEARS, if not decades

  • Russia deliberately downed its own defunct intelligence satellite a week ago
  • Debris from the collision includes ‘1,500 pieces of trackable size’, NASA said 
  • Astronauts aboard the ISS were ordered to get inside the station’s escape pods
  • One space firm called it an ‘irresponsible act that harms all spacefaring nations’ 
  • Now, animations show the scale of space junk created by the deliberate collision 

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