How lasers could be the future of space cleanup

April 19, 2015 5:21 PM

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How lasers could be the future of space cleanup

Scientists in Tokyo have proposed a way to rid the Earth’s orbit of space debris using a super-wide telescope and a fiber-based laser system.

In a paper published in the latest issue of Acta Astronautica, researchers at the Riken research institute in Tokyo proposed a way to end the growing problem of space debris by shooting them down with lasers.

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