It is reported that NASA has an old hidden graveyard that lurks kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean and is tucked between Antarctica and South America.

The spot, called Point Nemo, is tucked between Antarctica and South America and is located some 3,000 kilometers east of New Zealand. Point Nemo is where space agencies like NASA have dumped their discarded space junk since 1971. The remains that have been dumped there now lie scattered along the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 9News reported.

Point Nemo lurks kilometers beneath the most remote part of the planet. It is nowhere near any form of civilization and is the furthest from any land. Point Nemo is so far from the closest humans that those nearest by are actually onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Due to its isolated location, Pont Nemo has been deemed the "safest" space on the planet for these controlled dumps. The controlled dumps are hurled from thousands of nautical miles from the thermosphere above.

"Most things burn up on re-entry, depending on how fast it's going and what material it's made out of," astronomer Dr. Sara Webb said.

"But when there's the risk that there could be a substantial amount of other material left behind - even a few kilos - you want it to land as far away from humans as possible, so Point Nemo is perfect for that. It's roughly 2,800 kilometers away from any human being on the planet - it's an extraordinarily safe spot," he added.

According to Webb, depending on the type of material that's being ejected back into the earth's atmosphere above, humans can actually remotely control where it'll land.

"So, if it's got fuel and it's thrustable, you can totally direct it more readily," she said.

"If it doesn't have fuel though, or it's something that you can't communicate with, then you have no option."

"You can't really do much with it but leave it in the orbit and wait for it to naturally decay down," Webb added.

Spacecrafts and other discarded pieces of space junk are also able to be moved up into an "orbit graveyard". However, the astrophysicist said that it's "getting crowded" up there and that bringing objects back to Earth, to Point Nemo, is the most sustainable option.

The United States, Russia, Japan, and other European nations with space agencies have used Point Nemo to dump some 263 pieces of debris since 1971.

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