Over 40,000 man-made objects have been tracked in Earth orbit since 1957

This video featured more than 40,000 space debris that have been put into orbit between 1957 to 2016.

Many of these man-made objects have already perished in the atmosphere. There are currently only over 17,000 trackable objects in orbit and less than 10% of these are active satellites.

This video by Dr Stuart Grey shows the evolution of space debris since the dawn of the space age. Data are object over 10cm in size.

space debris video, Video showing the eolution of space debris from 1957 to 2016
Video showing the eolution of space debris from 1957 to 2016.

We aren’t onl polluting Earth but also the space around!

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