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(Mother Nature Network)   Six years after China launched an anti-satellite test into space, debris from it hit and destroyed a Russian satellite   (mnn.com) divider line 2
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2013-03-13 10:04:28 AM
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Low Earth orbit debris:

earthobservatory.nasa.gov
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-13 09:33:25 AM
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Nutsac_Jim

Deceleration from atmospheric drag is roughly proportional to the ratio of area to mass, which is inversely proportional to the size of the object. See also "ballistic coefficient."
 
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