Powerful Laser Beam Zaps Out Dangerous Space Junk in Orbit

April 20, 2015 6:06 AM

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Space agencies have been trying to figure out how to eliminate space debris such as defunct, old satellites, rockets and spacecraft floating around space. To date, there are an estimated 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting Earth travelling at speeds of 17,500 miles per hour as this dangerous speeding debris can apparently cause serious damage to other satellites and even to the International Space Station.

Space agencies have been trying to figure out how to eliminate space debris such as defunct, old satellites, rockets and spacecraft floating around space. To date, there are an estimated 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting Earth travelling at speeds of 17,500 miles per hour as this dangerous spee...

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