An Animated Visualization of the Increase of Space Debris Between 1957 and 2015

An animated visualization by Dr. Stuart Grey shows the increase of space debris between 1957 and 2015 using data from Space-Track.org. Grey shows that as humanity increases its space exploration we are leaving more and more things behind.

The video was featured as part of the Royal Institution‘s 2015 Advent Calendar.

via The Presurfer