Space fishing the Japanese way!

  TopCat® 20:10 01 Feb 2011
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The Japanese are aiming to collect and direct orbiting space junk to burn up in the earth's upper atmosphere, once their huge metal capture net is completed in around two year's time.
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  VCR97 20:17 01 Feb 2011

How does the net distinguish between junk and non-junk?

  OTT_B 20:24 01 Feb 2011

Such ideas have been touted before (not fishing nets!), but have never been put into practice since they risk creating more debris when it all goes horribly wrong!

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