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China leads in space pollution


China has reportedly skipped ahead of Japan as the world's second largest economy, but according to a study produced by the Russian space agency Roscosmos the country has already claimed the top spot in a somewhat less prestigious indicator:

Whoâ??s the biggest space polluter on the planet? Why that would be China, a relative newcomer to the space age, which now tops the list of countries contributing to space debris, according to a study by the Russian space agency, Roscosmos.

China accounts for 40 percent of the space debris, followed by the United States, which produces 27.5 percent and Russia, with 25.5 percent, the study showed.

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