04 January 2012, 12:02 PM ET
A new movie showcases the risks of orbital debris.
04 January 2012, 10:50 AM ET
Right now, orbiting the Earth, human-made space debris bits number in the 10's of thousands. And the threat multiplies, even if no new rockets are launched. The director of a new IMAX documentary speaks about it.
03 January 2012, 02:57 PM ET
Russia's failed mission to the Mars moon is set to crash back to Earth in early 2012. The potential debris area includes populated land masses. Probabilities weigh in favor of a water landing but there is no way to know for certain.
22 December 2011, 02:24 PM ET
Authorities don't know what it is or where it came from.
21 December 2011, 05:24 PM ET
Flying in space is tough work, and these missions found out the hard way.
21 December 2011, 10:31 AM ET
A look at the most memorable events in spaceflight from 2011.
21 December 2011, 07:00 AM ET
A lot of spacecraft went up this year, and a few came crashing back down.
16 December 2011, 04:52 PM ET
End of a Shuttle era, on-orbit & launch failures, space station completion, and private space growth highlight an exciting year in spaceflight.
16 December 2011, 11:47 AM ET
Experts are predicting that Phobos-Grunt could fall to Earth in early January.
01 December 2011, 07:49 PM ET
A piece of metal debris has crashed through the roof of a Massachusetts furniture warehouse. The FAA is investigating what it fell from.
23 November 2011, 03:34 PM ET
A piece of safe debris is no longer a threat to the International Space Station or its three-man crew.
14 November 2011, 07:55 AM ET
According to Dr. Marco Langbroek (sattrackcam.blogspot.com) the satellite performs "what is known to observers as a disappearance trick". The U.S.'s Lacrosse 5 satellite has a tendency to suddenly lose brightness. Russian space junk is also observed.
25 October 2011, 12:35 PM ET
The German ROSAT satellite fell to Earth over the Bay of Bengal, but it is not known if any pieces survived.
22 October 2011, 10:58 PM ET
The German ROSAT satellite broke up in the atmosphere when it fell to Earth today.
22 October 2011, 07:08 PM ET
The German ROSAT satellite is expected to fall some time tonight or early tomorrow morning.
22 October 2011, 02:33 PM ET
Germany's doomed ROSAT satellite shed 30 big pieces of debris when it falls from space this weekend.
22 October 2011, 02:41 AM ET
The German ROSAT satellite could fall to Earth today or Sunday.
21 October 2011, 06:02 PM ET
Skywatchers Ralf Vandebergh and Marco Langbroek snapped amazing views of the doomed satellite ROSAT.
21 October 2011, 12:25 PM ET
A dead German satellite will likely fall to Earth this weekend.
21 October 2011, 10:15 AM ET
See photos of Germany's falling ROSAT satellite, which will plunge to Earth in late October.
21 October 2011, 10:05 AM ET
It's unlikely that Germany's falling satellite will touch down on land, but the German space agency would be responsible for any damage compensation.
20 October 2011, 02:21 PM ET
Basic questions and answers about ROSAT, which is expected to crash to Earth this weekend.
20 October 2011, 01:31 PM ET
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has started a program called Phoenix, which aims to recycle pieces of retired satellites, using them to create new on-orbit assets.
19 October 2011, 10:45 AM ET
A German telescope called ROSAT is falling to Earth this weekend. Scientists say there's a 1-in-2,000 chance it will hit someone.
18 October 2011, 03:56 PM ET
The German space agency's satellite de-orbit will occur sometime between October 21 and October 24th. Up to 30 pieces of the spacecraft may survive re-entry. This animation takes a look at its current orbit and visualizes the burn-up.
18 October 2011, 10:22 AM ET
Don't miss the last opportunities to see Germany's falling ROSAT satellite in the night sky.
17 October 2011, 07:00 AM ET
About 1.6 tons of the 2.4-ton satellite will survive the plunge.
12 October 2011, 07:41 AM ET
Almost half of the 2.4-ton ROSAT X-ray observatory will survive re-entry and reach the Earth's surface.
05 October 2011, 03:52 PM ET
A dazzling meteor's light show gets a boost from an old Russian rocket piece.
02 October 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Was it the solar flares on the sun, Frankenstein's monster moon mystery or something else?
28 September 2011, 02:05 PM ET
A defunct German satellite is expected to fall to Earth in early November.
27 September 2011, 01:46 PM ET
The exact place and time where UARS fell are now known.
27 September 2011, 01:17 AM ET
See photos and images of NASA's falling satellite UARS, which will plunge to Earth on Sept. 23, 2011.
25 September 2011, 08:00 AM ET
A falling NASA satellite caught the interest of skywatchers and pranksters alike.
25 September 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Was it the satellite falling toward Earth, asteroids that may not have wiped out the dinosaurs or something else?
24 September 2011, 03:29 PM ET
It's harder than you think to determine where a piece of space junk falls.