Clean Up Your Junk!

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Space debris in orbit around the Earth. (Photo by REX/European Space Agency)
Space debris in orbit around the Earth. (Photo by REX/European Space Agency)

Earth’s orbit is a garbage dump. Broken satellites. Old rocket sections. Nuts and bolts. Bits and pieces of space junk.

Scientists in Australia have a plan to take out this trash. They want to zap it out of the sky with lasers.

Why the fuss?

It’s pretty crowded up there, especially in low-...

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