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Australia Developing Lasers to Track, Destroy Space Junk

Australian scientists say a powerful ground-based laser targeting space junk will be ready for use next year.  They say there are hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris circling the Earth that have the potential to damage or destroy satellites. Reducing the amount of space junk in orbit has been the focus of a meeting of scientists this week in Canberra organized by Australia’s Space Environment Research Center.   The meeting has heard that a laser using energy from light...

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