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Space Junk Problem of Space Junk
The Problem of Space Junk
Popular Science
Type of Work
Diagrams and Visualizations
Experts estimate that more than 100 million objects orbit our planet but only 1,134 of them are operational satellites. The rest is space junk: moribund satellites, discarded rockets, and millions of smaller pieces of debris, the result of in-orbit collisions. This full-page diagram helps put all of this into perspective.