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
InSight is blasting off this week.
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.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
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
The new era of space strategy
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
Divest from Russia, with love
And what does it have to do with my GPS being wonky?
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
To Instagram and beyond
Many more eyes in the skies
Hack (above) the planet!
Yes, satellites can see the Mumbai garbage fire from space. But they can also see your house, and home plate in Yankee stadium.
China's most powerful rocket engine makes a successful debut
A cheap, adorable way of getting into space
Giving small satellites a boost
The 879-ton rocket flew an experimental satellite into space.
A close look at severe weather
It's time to stop sending up so much garbage.
It's a matter of perspective
300 times the coverage!
Private Chinese companies could launch microsatellites and one day, taikonauts
Here's how it all began.
What the heck is a Space Force? We finally (sort of) know.
But it's not time to panic.
Launching little spacecraft to pay for big spacecraft
Breaking up the space launch monopoly
Spying on spies in the skies
Yesterday's Antares failure was not exactly unprecedented.
One half of a satellite pair that will map the Earth's entire surface every 5 days
Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison
In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit
Hope you're not afraid of heights
Science is so pretty
But can it compete against the big guys?
Restore-L could fix broken satellites and clean up space junk
Earth's orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.
Slow but steady sun-powered spacecraft could transform space travel
Yay for rays!
Amazon, NVIDIA, and others on board to automatically map the world
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
The company will try again Wednesday evening
We really need to work on our communication skills
One boring task for machine, one great leap for robots
Radio waves might help protect us from space weather.
People all over the world celebrate important holidays by turning up the lights
Speak up, LightSail, we can't hear you!
And the rockets' red glare...
Reflections from a prodigious force in space exploration.
Some science grinds to a halt when the government shuts down.
The Falcon 9's first stage came down too hard
Satellites and space tourists
It'll be either a dull repair shop or one step toward conquering geosynchronous orbit
No Russian rockets allowed
Jason-3 satellite is now safely in orbit
Harder, better, faster, stronger
A satellite for the post-Snowden age
NOAA's GOES-17 satellite is ready for action.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
So pretty. So much light pollution.
Despite a recent glitch, LightSail 2 is still aiming for a historic flight in 2017
My god, it's full of street lamps
Drone swarms, a flying luxury car, and a rocket to the moon.
No one else is happy about that
Reusable rockets are cool, but getting stuff into orbit is also important
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere
Unraveling the mysterious electrical currents of the aurora borealis
Keeping those satellites in motion
These lucky CubeSats will ride on the maiden voyage of NASA's Space Launch System
Stream the United Launch Alliance and Arianespace launches. And maybe Blue Origin and SpaceX.
Space travel is going electric
Say 'The Moon Is Made Of Cheese!'