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UFO-like Installation Tracks Space Waste

Creators of the live installation used real-time data to point green columns of light directly at space debris.

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a UFO-like light installation that tracks pieces of space waste in real time.

Creators of the live installation used real-time data provided by tracking services to point green columns of light directly at space debris. According to Dezeen, Roosegaarde said the installation was mistaken for a real UFO, as there were reports of UFO sightings in the area while the display took place.

Roosegaarde called the first phase of his project “a call to action,” using the installation as a way of visualizing and bringing attention to the presence of space waste. Check out the video below:

Dezeen has more details:

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a large-scale light performance that follows pieces of junk floating around in outer space to launch an initiative that highlights the issue of space waste.

The live installation, the first of which took place on 5 October in the Dutch city of Almere, saw arrows of neon green light projected into the sky to a distance of 125,000 to 136,000 miles.

The creators used real-time data provided by tracking services to point green columns of light directly at pieces of space debris floating around above viewers' heads in real time.

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