Russia wants to zap space junk with a huge frickin’ laser

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Space junk is a big problem. The amount of trash floating around in Earth orbit has gradually piled up over the decades and we’ve now reached a point where NASA and other space agencies around the world are forced to plan for the likelihood that anything they shoot into space might end up crashing into some random piece of litter.

NASA even went so far as to install a special sensor on the International Space Station to track the number of times it is hit by tiny bits of space junk. Now, a report from RT suggests that Russia is taking a different approach to the space junk problem, and the country is apparently planning to use a massive laser “cannon” to blast the debris away.

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