Space junk: Worse than you think (pictures)
by CNET News.com | November 12, 2012, 7:00pm PST | Image 1 of 24
And as time goes on, the bigger pieces of abandoned debris, such as satellites, begins to collide with other objects, or each other, resulting in the larger pieces of junk turning into more and more smaller pieces of junk, increasing the population of hazardous debris.
DARPA is so concerned with the problem that it's started what it calls the SpaceView program, which seeks to enlist amateur astronomers as sky watchers, helping to track all the debris floating above.
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Think of it as an unintentional Space Safety Barrier
Can't have this as a movie plot though it would all be over within 5min.
Can't we just send up a giant fishing net?
Just set it in a deteriorating orbit
And if we're lucky, the word on the location will get out and all kinds of wackos will assemble within the designated target zone, thnking they can dodge the big pieces!
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