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see space explorationspace exploration,
the investigation of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and other celestial bodies through the use of artificial satellites (spacecraft that orbit the earth), space probes (spacecraft that pass through the solar system and that may or may not
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outer space

[′au̇d·ər ′spās]
(astronomy)
A general term for any region that is beyond the earth's atmosphere.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

outer space

any region of space beyond the atmosphere of the earth
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Nonaggressive military use of satellites in outer space has long been considered "peaceful." But the idea of acceptable military use is being stretched as states engage in more active uses of outer space, which can seem aggressive, or depict outer space as a warfighting domain.
"We need to evolve universal and equitable regulations that can guarantee the exclusively peaceful nature of outer space, before it turns into a new realm of conflict and arms race," he said during a debate on Outer Space matters.
Outer space has truly become a domain which provides safety, welfare and wealth to humanity.
Poblete, US Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, told the UN's Conference on Disarmament which is discussing a new treaty to prevent an arms race in outer space.
The Philippine government has joined more than 100 countries in endorsing an international effort to strengthen cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space and the global governance of outer space activities.
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