Earth looks like Saturn We have a huge space junk problem, and as more companies and governments continue to launch satellites, spacecraft, and probes into space, the problem will only get worse. While most of the objects we put into orbit end up being sucked back into Earth's atmosphere to burn up, there's still a lot left. It's very dangerous to wait until we actually figure out a solution to this space junk. University of Utah professor Jack. Abbott (Jake Abbott) predicted: "The future may get worse, and the earth may soon start to look like Saturn." He told foreign media:
"The earth is moving towards having its own rings. It's just that they're made of junk." Large-scale satellite constellations are frequently launched According to data from the European Space Agency, an estimated 170 million pieces of space debris larger than 1 millimeter in diameter are already in orbit, including about 670,000 space debris objects larger than half wedding photo retouching services an inch (about 1.27 centimeters). With companies like SpaceX launching their massive constellations of satellites without limits, our planet's orbit is busier than ever, which means we're also at greater risk of collision events. This type of threat is growing day by day with the increase in human space activities,
in addition to the thousands of commercial, military and scientific satellites already in the sky, not to mention the thousands of space technology objects that will be launched in the next few years. Data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows that the total amount of man-made material currently in orbit exceeds 7,600 tons, and the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) is also tracking more than 20,000 pieces of larger debris. If space debris collides one day, it will trigger a chain of impacts that will lead to the integrity of the satellite's orbit, known as the "Kessler Syndrome" .