written by mike wall, on may 5th, 2022

who: russia, us air force, anatoly zak, astrophysicist and satellite tracker jonathan mcdowell, esa
what: 16 pieces of space. debris from the recent explosion of an old russian rocket motor
when: explosion happened april 15th, 2022, tweet posted may 3rd, 2022
why: the way these motors were made, only lets them last for a few years or decades before they explode in orbit
where: space

interesting fact: 54 of these motors have exploded in space so far

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