Space debris (also known as space junk, space pollution, space waste, space trash, space garbage, or cosmic debris) are defunct human-made objects in space—principally in Earth orbit—which no longer serve a useful function.

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Dead, 5,000-pound satellite is falling to Earth today. Will any debris survive the fiery reentry?

Within hours of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, hundreds of debris from the shuttle were listed on eBay as prices soared

Planetesimals Are Buffeted by Wind in their Nebula, Throwing Debris into Space

A “Green Monster” Lurks in Star’s Debris

NASA Telescopes Chase Down “Green Monster” in Star’s Debris

Debris from a near-Earth comet could create new meteor shower this week

Zero Debris 2030: A Global Call to Action Against Space Clutter

Likely Human Remains Recovered From Titan Submersible

Black Dust and Debris: NASA Scientists Remove OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Canister Lid

Japan firm unveils satellite with goal to approach space debris in world 1st

Orbiting debris trackers could be a game changer in space junk monitoring

If There Were a War in Space, Debris Would Destroy all Remaining Satellites in About 40 Years

Upcoming Orbital Test Could Enable Tracking of Super Tiny Space Debris | It’s currently impossible to track space debris smaller than a fingernail, but a pending in-space demonstration is a step in the right direction.

Missing Sub Passengers Believed Dead After Debris Found From Likely Implosion

New parachute system could ease some of China's rocket-debris issues (video)

Gravitational waves may come from 'cocoons' of debris around dying stars (video)

Planned moon landings could pelt orbiting spacecraft with dusty debris

Quantum sensors could detect space debris from its gravitational pull

An Auction of Prosthetics, Mermaids and Creepy Dolls to Benefit Sea Turtles

Perfect 'pathogen' storm: Vibrio bacteria, Sargassum and plastic marine debris