Scientists propose new way to clear space debris

April 18, 2015 12:43 AM

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A team of scientists from around the world have come together to propose a new method for clearing space debris out of Earth orbit involving space-based lasers and telescopes to vaporize trash.

There’s a constantly-growing cloud of man-made objects circling the planet as a result of human space exploration. Whether it’s old satellites, parts of rockets, or even smaller fragments of trash caused by collisions between larger bits of flotsam and jetsam, space debris is growing by leaps and bo...

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