Watch out: space debris!

Watch out: space debris!

Believe it or not, apart from polluting our oceans we are managing to litter outer space as well. Besides old satellites wearing off and flying paint flecks, sometimes there are dramatic events that produce a sheer amount of cosmic rubbish: there have been satellite collisions in the past, and we have recent examples of countries blowing up satellites on purpose! Space debris is dangerous and difficult to monitor, but why? And how can it affect our daily lives? Let's find out together!