Dance of the space satellites

Via Michael Franco at CNET: “Looking at this animation, you might be surprised by just how crowded the satellite space around our planet is. But remember, this animation only shows 19 Earth-observing NASA satellites. According to a roundup of all satellite launches through summer of last year by the Union of Concerned Scientists, there are actually 1,235 satellites soaring around the planet. That’s over 100 times the traffic you see in this NASA video.”

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