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Laser proposed to deflect space junk

Ground-based device would use light to push debris off collision course

5:19pm, March 22, 2011

It won’t prevent Armageddon, but a simple ground-based laser system could nudge small pieces of space junk away from satellites to prevent collisions, a new study suggests.

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