There are currently millions of man-made orbital ruins that make up "space junk". Space junk can be anything from hatches blown off space modules, paint fragments from the space shuttle, or satellites that no longer work. On this website you will help to capture junk that's floating out there in space. Each time you capture junk, you also find a short description of the junk, how it arrived in space and links to additional information. This is an activity that takes less than 5 minutes and is a fun way to learn about man-made orbital ruins.
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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Topics: Solar system, Human Dimensions/Resources
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