26 Apr '12, 6pm

9 Concepts for Cleaning up Space Junk

9 Concepts for Cleaning up Space Junk

From almost the first moment that man started traveling beyond Earth's atmosphere, we've been leaving behind all sorts of debris in space . Not only is it wasteful, but space junk can be dangerous as well - to satellites, to space stations, and when some of it plummets back to Earth, to human life on the ground. But there is no shortage of concepts for cleaning up the junk we've left behind in orbit, even if some of them seem far-fetched. Here's an overview of some of the ideas being proposed for cleaning up space debris.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/9-concepts-cle...

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