Star Wars: astronauts to shoot lasers at cosmic trash

Space fantasy films are on their way to becoming reality as scientists suggest firing giant lasers into space to destroy threats to spaceships and satellites.

Around 600,000 bits of space junk are cluttering Earth’s orbital highways, putting communication systems and rockets at risk.

The scientists claim only million-dollar lasers can change the trajectory of the junk and make it drop to earth.

It is not clear, however, whether falling space junk would pose a threat to places or people on the ground.

Meanwhile, the next mission to the ISS has been postponed indefinitely – perhaps they are waiting for the route to be cleared.

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