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Russian and US satellites collide

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A collision between two communication satellites, the first of its kind in space, has created clouds of debris that threatens other unmanned spacecraft. The incident happened 500 miles above Siberia.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes sent this report from Moscow.

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