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On January 22nd, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce whether the hand on the iconic Doomsday Clock will move closer to midnight. The Doomsday Clock has been at 5 minutes to midnight since 2012. The Bulletin's Science and Security Board looks at climate change, nuclear weapons, and emerging technologies to determine how close humanity is to destroying itself, and sets the Clock accordingly. Watch the event live at the Bulletin on Thursday, January 22nd, 11 am EST.
The Outer Space Treaty keeps weapons of mass destruction out of orbit. That's not the same as prohibiting warfare in space. Some nations have successfully tested destructive antisatellite weapons in space and many more are presumed to possess antisatellite capabilities. Could space warfare lead to nuclear exchanges on earth?
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