EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Space debris. Computer artwork showing space debris in low Earth orbit (LEO, up to 2000 kilometres altitude) and geostationary Earth orbit (GEO, around 35,700 kilometres altitude, shown by yellow ring). Space debris includes thousands of inactive satellites, fragments of broken up spacecraft and equipment lost by astronauts. This artwork is based on density data, but the debris is not to scale.
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