Waste Hours Staring at This Real-Time 3D Map of Objects Orbiting Earth

Ever wondered just how full the skies are? This real-time 3D map shows you objects currently in Earth orbit — from satellites and rocket bodies to good old space debris. It’s pretty busy up there.


Update: We managed to accidentally post this story twice, sorry. You can read the first version here.

Created by James Yoder, Stuff in Space is based on orbit data from Space-Track.org that’s updated every day. It then uses some JavaScript to calculate the orbits for the next 24 hours and shows how their positions changes over time. You can filter out some specific objects, too, whether you want to see the debris from the Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collision or where GPS satellites sit. Go take a look.

[Stuff in Space via Hacker News]


A scale would be nice