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Space Junk: Where Is It All and What Is It?

by Kenny Hoeschen
Space Junk: Where Is It All and What Is It?zoom in

We’ve seen a stunning visualization of all the space junk orbiting Earth and we’ve even shared some crazy ideas on how to deal with it. But what exactly is up there, how much is there, and how big is this stuff? World Science Festival put together this handy infographic detailing the extent of the problem of space junk orbiting Earth.

Would you believe there’s a spatula orbiting Earth? Or that there’s a total of about 14,000,000 pounds of the stuff flying around up there?

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