So much man-made junk is floating around in outer space it could wreck weather forecasting.
The European Space Agency estimates 130 million bits of debris are orbiting Earth ranging from a tool bag dropped by an International Space Station astronaut in 2008 to frozen urine ejected from waste hatches.
Though most are less than 1cm in diameter nearly a million are up to 10cm wide and 34,000 larger.
Even the smallest piece of debris can cause catastrophic damage if it strikes a satellite.
A collision could caused internet connections to fail and services such as Google Maps to stop working.
Weather forecasting, satellite navigation and even banking could be affected.