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Space pollution: Here's every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth

Space pollution: Here's every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth | green infographics | Scoop.it
Based on a data archive, each spherule in the picture represents a real existing object orbiting in space.

The image was created by German photographer Michael Najjar, a "certified civilian astronauts" who has a ticket to go to space on board Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo in 2014. He titled the piece "Space Debris I", and created it with the help of the Institute of Aerospace Systems at the Braunschweig University of Technology, the world leading institute for space debris tracking. “Based on a data archive, each spherule in the picture represents a real existing object orbiting in space," Najjar says. As you can see, space isn't so empty, at least not in Earth's orbit.

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21 Awe-Inspiring Views of Earth

21 Awe-Inspiring Views of Earth | green infographics | Scoop.it

You would think, since we live here, that images of Earth would be immediately obvious to us. Then the European Space Agency began publishing 'Observing the Earth', one of the most spellbinding satellite photography series out there.

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