Harpoons, nets, and suicide robots may soon be used to combat the growing “space junk” problem in orbit. It may sound like the plot of a Sci-Fi movie, but experts say the tools could prevent crucial satellites from being hit with debris. Even lasers that act like “Star Trek” tractor beams are among the suggestions put forth by scientists to protect some $100 billion worth of satellites from man-made cosmic trash. Ion-firing satellites are also being considered as a solution to the space junk problem, according to astronomer Thomas Schildknect. The satellites would shoot ions at the target, potentially slowing down orbiting space debris and dragging it back to Earth.
25th of April – Space Fishing