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NASA Has A Cemetery In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean

4000 Kilometers Away From The Shore NASA “Builds” Its Own Cemetery For Space Junk.

Situated in the South Pacific, between Australia, New Zealand and South America, “Point Nemo” has collected until now almost 260 pieces of space junk, especially from Russia.

NASA has decided to use this place since 1971, when the chance of seeing a lost space shuttle piece falling from the sky was big enough.

Numerous transporters, 140 supply shuttles and a SpaceX rocket found their end in this location.

“The location of three equilateral points is quite unique, and there are no other points on the Earth’s surface that could conceivably replace any one of those,” says survey engineer Hrvoje Lukatela

Point Nemo is so far from land, the nearest humans are often astronauts. The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a maximum of 258 miles (416km). Meanwhile the nearest inhabited landmass to Point Nemo is over 1,670 miles (2,700km) away. Credit: BBC

Point Nemo is so far from land, the nearest humans are often astronauts. The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a maximum of 258 miles (416km). Meanwhile the nearest inhabited landmass to Point Nemo is over 1,670 miles (2,700km) away. Credit: BBC

 

Also called the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, Point Nemo “It’s in the Pacific Ocean and is pretty much the farthest place from any human civilization you can find,” NASA said.

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