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(Japan Daily Press)   Space is big. Really big. We're going to need a bigger magnetic net   ( japandailypress.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, space junk, orbits, fishnets, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan  
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2014-01-14 03:22:00 PM  
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Oh wow, someone has finally engineered a way around the basic problem of doing anything in space (scale) and designed a net with the thousands of square miles of area it would need to cover to have any appreciable effect? Cool, I wonder what...

(reads TFA)

it will unreel a wire net around 300 meters long that

Ah, So they haven't figured that one out yet. Have fun with your space toothbrush, guys. I appreciate the effort.

/no really, I do
//necessary baby steps and all
2014-01-14 03:47:35 PM  
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2014-01-14 03:11:54 PM  
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RightWingWacko: That's find for Ferrous metals, but I believe much of the junk is non-ferrous metal, for which a magnet will be of little use.

If the non-ferrous parts are attached to ferrous parts they'll still ferret them out. We should launch more nets to ferret out the ferrous material forthwith!

/Every bit gone helps
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