Gallery: NASA Working On Laser System To Zap and ‘Displace’ Space Junk

 

The final frontier is rapidly becoming a junkyard. Decades of satellite launches and space missions have left the Earth’s orbit filled with pieces of junk such as fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of derelict satellites. It has gotten so bad that space junk has become such a concern for NASA, they are now looking at a laser system that would ‘displace’ space junk in order to avoid hazardous collisions.

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  1. lazyreader March 18, 2011 at 8:10 am

    (laser sound effects) Ptt-choo, Ptt-choo……….. Got ya.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne8WwlCP-44&NR=1

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