On Being A Scientist (And Patent Holder) At Any Age – Science Friday

It’s estimated that nearly 500,000 pieces of space junk—often debris from broken satellites— pose a threat to spacecraft. Overcrowding in near-Earth orbit is a real problem that scientists are working to solve, and in 2014, high school sophomore Amber Yang set out to help find a solution. That year, debris from an old Chinese satellite collided with an active Russian satellite, and the remains of the collision threatened millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. space instruments.

Source: On Being A Scientist (And Patent Holder) At Any Age – Science Friday

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