Space junk is blocking our view of the stars, scientists say

The night time sky is turning into more and more crammed with shiny satellites and area junk that pose a major risk to our view of the cosmos, in addition to astronomical , a brand new examine warns.

The researchers discovered that the greater than 9,300 tons (8,440 metric tons) of area objects orbiting Earth, together with inoperative satellites and chunks of spent rocket phases, enhance the general brightness of the night time sky by greater than 10% over components of the planet. 

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