But this is far from the first time a country has destroyed a satellite with a missile and caused a ruckus.
If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them
The survey also confirmed the existence of two other moons, whose discovery was announced last year
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply
Meanwhile in space: moon activity and satellites watching satellite launches .
It's just plane confusing.
If Zuma is still up there, these are the people who might spot it.
But you're still extremely unlikely to ever get hit by a piece.
The identification system blinks for a millionth of a second.
Eyes on the skies.
Ready, set, go.
Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Our eyes in the sky are facing budget cuts
Looking good, Earth
To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space
In one of the most isolated places on the globe, the 'Spacecraft Cemetery' provides a watery grave
Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project
A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
Many more eyes in the skies