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Season 10, Episode 98 of 99

SpaceX plans to launch 12,000 new satellites into Earth's orbit, but concerns are growing over what kind of debris will be left behind. Last month, Elon Musk's company SpaceX launched 60 internet satellites into Earth's low orbit, under an ambitious plan to release 12,000 similar devices into space in the coming years. The venture, called Starlink, promises to increase the number of areas around the globe that would have access to the internet. But as space technologies continue to advance, concerns are growing among scientists about what kind of orbital debris will be left behind. For more on that issue, Loren Grush, senior science reporter with The Verge, joins Megan Thompson to discuss.

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