With over 500,000 pieces of space junk, how are satellites and spaceships even able to get up there?
Scientists have to track the orbits of the junk to prevent them from colliding with spaceships or satellites. NASA and the U.S. military are tracking 20,000 objects that are over four inches in length.
And while this graphic may look frightening, space is so BIG and VAST, that it’s not reached critical levels yet. But it’s already a major headache.