Scientists looking to clear space junk
March 11 , 2014
Scientists say the junk in space is putting satellites at risk. Reports suggest that collisions could take out our satellites in low orbits only in a couple of decades.
Hence Australian scientists are looking to fire lasers at the junk and "clean up space to avoid the growing risks of collisions to make sure we don't have the kind of event portrayed in 'Gravity,' researcher Matthew Colless said.
NASA and other organizations are contributing funds in order to tackle the issue and the system is expected to be ready in a decade. "We can target them precisely," Colless said. "We really don't miss."