Definition of space junk in English:

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space junk

noun

Disused satellites and other man-made debris in orbit around the earth: windows on the space shuttle are replaced regularly because of chipping caused by collisions with small pieces of space junk
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  • Our algorithm determines the most efficient path to use for gathering all 18,000 pieces of space junk.
  • Initially, the two countries planned to work together on the problem of space junk.
  • A Windermere man believes a bright light he saw burning across the Bowness sky on Monday night could have been an asteroid or space junk.

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