EuroNews looks at space debris

21 September 2007

On the island of Tenerife, the Observatorio del Teide sits 2400 metres high on a volcano, intently scanning the Canarian night. Thousands of kilometres away, in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region, one of the world's most powerful telescopes also looks up, similarly seeking tiny targets. Both telescopes have the same mission: to find and catalogue the millions of debris fragments that swarm in orbit near the Earth.

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