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Here's a suggestion for removing space junk; is it more or less far-fetched than some of the ideas of sf writers? (Read the complete story)

"I know a lot of thought has gone into this research, especially the "pulling" part, but if you're close enough to put the propellant on the "space junk" then you're close enough to grasp it with a robotic arm and pull it into a storage bay; Or even put one of the "solar sails" on it and let atmospheric and solar wind do the trick."
(Dewtey 5/5/2010 6:13:23 AM)
"Bill, the link you have for the New Scientist article points back to this article, the actual link is"
(Dewtey 5/5/2010 6:27:26 AM)
"Dewtey, thanks. I did actually have the link there, but I messed up the HTML tag so it couldn't be seen. Fixed!"
(Bill Christensen 5/6/2010 5:10:09 AM)
"Here are links to some other stories on cleaning up space junk. Take a look at Terminator Tethers, a clever solution using a cable that interacts with the Earth's magnetic field and ionospheric plasma."
(Bill Christensen 5/6/2010 5:11:09 AM)
"I remember that article, Loved it! Now, put a small drag chute on the end so it will react with the atmosphere too and down comes baby, solar cells and all!"
(Dewtey 5/6/2010 7:22:07 AM)

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