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We’re polluting our future home – before we even live there. Here’s why we need to clean up our space junk.

Here's how we can clean up existing space debris and prevent the future generation of it. Image: NASA/Unsplash

Dr. Max Polyakov

Founder, Noosphere Ventures, Firefly Aerospace, EOS Data Analytics

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Illustration depicting large pieces of space debris. The two main concentrations of debris stand out: one in low-Earth orbit and another farther out in geostationary orbit.
Concentrations of space debris in low-Earth orbit and farther out in geostationary orbit Image: NASA

The number and types of trackable pieces of space debris in Earth orbit from 1960 to the present
The number and types of trackable pieces of space debris in Earth orbit, 1960 to present Image: European Space Agency (ESA)

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