Video: How Space Junk Has Been Accumulating Around the Earth for 60 Years

Between 1957 and 2015 humans left several hundred thousand parts of machinery in the orbit.

Stuart Grey, a lecturer at University College London, posted a video on YouTube, which shows how the amount of space junk increased since the first satellite was sent to orbit in 1957.

According to Wired, currently there are about several hundred thousand fragments, left by people in the orbit: parts of old satellites, used rocket stages, parts of rocket motors and many other things.


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