Japan's huge magnetic net will trawl for space junk
New Scientist said:
SOMEWHERE in Earth's orbit, a satellite explodes into a terrifying cloud of debris. Moments later, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are left scrambling to dodge the deadly space junk. This problem isn't confined to the Oscar-nominated space thriller Gravity – scientists are struggling with it in real life. Now a rather unusual solution is being tested: a really big net.
Next month, the Japanese space agency, JAXA, will pilot its "" for the first time.