Space Debris | La Lettura

Visualization for la Lettura, Il Corriere della Sera, 30|11|14

The sky above us is full of debris: 166 million objects,
fragments of rockets and satellites, paint chips
and other debris. A dust of waste that we spread since 1957.
The visualization explains the topic of space debris,
talking about their causes, the classification of debris
according to size and the related risks. Red squares represent
actual sizes of some tipical fragments of spaces debris
catalogued around the Earth.