Sarthak Raval

Humans’ impact on the environment is not just limited to the rivers and lands — we also have enormous influence beyond our planet. From the first launch in 1957, humanity has been launching thousands of projectiles into space. However, except for astronauts that have safely returned, everything we have sent up is still there. The atmosphere is polluted with thousands of objects, no different than all the pollutants dumped in our oceans. On Earth, natural processes disintegrate or just moves our trash out of sight — everything in space stays there unless we bring it back down.


UC Davis Campus Center for the Environment

Campus Center for the Environment is a student-run, student-funded environmental advocacy unit of the Associated Students of the University of California, Davis

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