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A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — many nations de-orbit old spacecraft over the most remote place on Earth, called Point Nemo.
The spot is about 1,450 nautical miles from any spot of land — and the perfect place to dump dead or dying spacecraft, which is why its home to what NASA calls its "spacecraft cemetery."

"It's in the Pacific Ocean and is pretty much the farthest place from any human civilization you can find," NASA said.

...Between 1971 and mid-2016, space agencies all over the world dumped at least 260 spacecraft into the region, according to Popular Science.

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