'Eye of Sauron' hosts rogue planet

The vast disk of debris encircling Fomalhaut B hosts a rogue planet which may unleash a cataclysm in 2032.

Pluto spacecraft may have to dodge orbiting rocks

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft - now just two years away from Pluto - is on a riskier mission than previously realized, thanks to the threat posed bty the planet's moons and possible rings.

Huge mass of tsunami debris headed for US West Coast

Millions of tons of debris from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March is headed for the West Coast of the US.

'Small' safety risk as satellite falls to Earth

Put on your hard hats, everybody: NASA's warning that a defunct satellite is set to hit the earth sometime in the next six weeks.

Space junk threatens satellites and space station

A recently published report warns that space junk poses a clear and present danger to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).

Atlantis launch cleared as ISS has close shave

NASA's given the green light to the July 8 launch of its last-ever shuttle mission.

Japan goes fishing for space junk

Japan's space agency, JAXA, is reportedly working on a device to catch space junk - in collaboration with a fishing net company.

Ground-based laser system to track space junk

An Australian company is to build the world's first automated laser system to track dangerous space junk.

New Air Force satellite to monitor space junk

The US Air Force will this week launch a satellite designed to monitor the skies for dangerous debris.

CubeSail clears junk from space

UK researchers have developed a device to clear dangerous space garbage from lower earth orbit.