NASA hopes to clean up space junk; experts say the days of uncluttered night skies are “over”

“We have to learn how to live in our own filthy bathwater at this point.”

Dr. Moriba Jah’s words were hardly reassuring — but, then again, he was not trying to be. An associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department, I’d asked Jah what it would take for Earth’s skies to be clear again for astronomers....

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