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3 reasons why people are freaking out about Russia’s space missile test

Space just got a lot messier — and more dangerous. Russia has sparked outrage by shooting down one of its satellites in a missile test on Monday. The move has created an enormous quantity of orbital debris, jeopardized the safety of astronauts, and reignited fears about an arms race in space. Russia’s Defense Ministry has downplayed the risks of the operation, but there are good reasons to be concerned. Here are three of them: 1. The ISS crew had to shelter in capsules The missile blew apart a defunct intelligence satellite and scattered thousands of pieces of debris into orbit.…This...

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