This data visualisation shows the 20,000 pieces of space junk floating around earth Video Description

That’s until 2007 when China spaffed 2,000 new bits and pieces after it did a missile test. And then there was a bit of a crash between the Cosmos 2251 and Iridium 33 satellites in 2009 that added another 1,000 pieces.

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