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Australian scientists are planning to shoot a potentially dangerous space debris with lasers. The aim is to slow down the debris and enter the Earth’s atmosphere, where they burn. “We want to perform a clean space to avoid events occur as described in the movie”Gravity”, said Matthew Coles Centre for astronomical and astrophysical research at the Australian National University. In mid 2014 will start operating a new research center that will monitor the smallest debris and will seek to provide their trajectory through the Observatory Mount Strom in Canberra. The ultimate goal is this debris (from disused satellites, rocket stages) to be diverted from its path by firing their laser beams from Earth. So this debris will slow down and will enter the Earth’s atmosphere where it will burn. The new research center will work in cooperation with the company “Lockheed Martin”, NASA, the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, University of Technology in Melbourne.

Esther R.TECH NEWSNASAAustralian scientists are planning to shoot a potentially dangerous space debris with lasers. The aim is to slow down the debris and enter the Earth's atmosphere, where they burn. 'We want to perform a clean space to avoid events occur as described in the movie'Gravity', said Matthew Coles Centre...