This is one of the thousands of space debris objects that are in the orbit of the planet and that could fall in your backyard


Place we inhabit, place we harm. The phrase may sound hackneyed, but it exposes the truth of how human beings act in the environments they touch. After decades of visits to the outskirts of our own planet, we now happen to have the orbit of the Earth littered with space debris.

It is the height of common sense, since the organizations that promote initiatives to explore the universe, in many cases, they do so with the intention of finding alternatives that help us preserve the environment that existence gave us.

Unfortunately we do not learn and this space debris represents two types of problems; one more serious than the other.

The main problem is related to the exploration of the cosmos. The scientists who are in charge of the observatories that are on our surface have already said it: space debris is capable of affecting the data recorded by a telescope in its constant gaze into the depths of the universe.

So, a scientist could be faced with an unprecedented discovery that changes history forever and this would go unnoticed or be false due to the alteration of data.

The greatest danger of space debris

According to what the specialized media report, today it is estimated that there are about 900 thousand objects circulating around the Earth. Most of them are going to hang around there and that is an inconvenience for space stations or ships that want to carry out orbital flights.

But worst of all, depending on the trajectory, some of these objects can be large enough to return to the surface and thus, without warning, fall into your backyard.

This space debris is mostly owned by the NASA or Russian space agency. There is also material from the astronomical organization China and some objects THIS.

Precisely a study carried out in 2015 by NASA and the European Space Agency, states that there are currently about 17,000 cataloged objects over 10 centimeters in length circling our planet.

Those, believe it or not, are the ones that can be seen and those that follow them. But there is an estimate that there are more than half a million orbiting, only counting those that measure more than 10 centimeters.

Some have fallen in a controlled way on Earth, with monitoring by expert organizations in the field. Others go straight into some ocean and sink without anyone paying attention to them.

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