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Have you heard about the spacecraft thiner than a human hair?

With space debris a growing problem that endangers operations in our atmosphere, the Aerospace Corporation has developed a thin spacecraft that wraps around debris and burns it up in the atmosphere.
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https://futurism.com/a-spacecraft-thinner-than-human-hair-wraps-up-and-destroys-space-debris/

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Kravenhead
No, I hadn't heard about this idea.
Considering all the junk floating around Earth, I'm surprised it hasn't as yet caused a major disaster.
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I think this effort is long overdue.
Maybe it was a matter of developing effective and affordable technology.
I hope it works.

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Kravenhead
73 day(s) ago

They should be able to calculate where to safely bring down larger pieces as well. The smaller junk will just burn up in the atmosphere.

philosopher
73 day(s) ago
Me too.

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