Spacecraft metals are leaving a disturbing mark on the stratosphere.

These metals can stay in the stratosphere for decades, even centuries.

Spacecraft metal debris is found all over the world, even in remote areas.

 A graph showing the increasing number of spacecraft launches over time

 Spacecraft metal debris can damage the ozone layer, which protects us from harmful UV radiation.

Spacecraft metal debris can also contribute to climate change

Scientists are working on ways to reduce the amount of spacecraft metal debris in the stratosphere.

 We all have a role to play in protecting our planet from the harmful effects of spacecraft metal debris.

Let's work together to keep our planet clean and healthy for future generations.