November 16, 202012 min read, 2401 words
We've been filling space with dangerous debris for decades, and we may have gravely underestimated the problem
Published: November 16, 2020 | 12 min read, 2401 words
We're building a Great Garbage Shell around the Earth, full of defunct satellites and tiny pieces of junk.The Pacific Ocean is home to two monstrous, swirling vortices of human junk. Tangled fishing nets, garbage bags and millions of tiny pieces of plastic twirl in the waves east...