CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Scientists are keeping an eye out on
some orbiting space debris that was created when two communications
satellites smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the
The collision between the American and Russian satellites
occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday. NASA says it's
the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft.
NASA believes there's little risk to the international space
station, which orbits about 270 miles below the collision course.
But the space agency says it will take weeks to determine the
full scope of the crash and whether any other satellites, or even
the Hubble Space Telescope, are threatened.