Satellite debris, rocket bodies and a collection of other man-made objects which orbit the earth may harm satellites, space stations which are now in operation. As of today, 24,193 such objects orbiting the earth have been recorded and monitored. Here is a country or group-wise split to whom those debris belong.
CORRECTING DATE – A computer-generated artists impression released by the European Space Agency (ESA) depicts an approximation of 12 000 objects in orbit around the Earth. File | Photo Credit: AFP