Space Junk Problem Has Scientists Eyeing Some Pretty Innovative Solutions (PHOTO, VIDEO)

By Gregory Fink

There’s a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites. But scientists are floating some creative ideas for cleaning up all the debris.

Australian scientists have proposed zapping the debris with lasers. And last month, the European Space Agency proposed its e.DeOrbit mission, which would capture debris with a net or harpoon.

No matter what method gets the nod, clean-up crews are facing a huge challenge. Just check out these European Space Agency images showing all of the objects currently in low-Earth orbit:

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Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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