Space Junk by Federica Fragapane
Artwork for BBC Science Focus.
The visualization shows the space debris, categorized according to their average distance from Earth and the type of object.
For each type, the number of objects orbiting Earth and the mass in tonnes at the indicated distance are also visualized.
In the bottom part of the visualization historical data on the number of objects by type are shown.
CreditsArt Editor: Joe Eden; News Editor: Jason Goodyer; Data visualization by Federica Fragapane