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Ep. 30, Page 48
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Comic 2297 - Ep. 30, Page 48

15th Dec 2016, 9:19 PM in Episode 30 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 15th Dec 2016, 9:19 PM edit delete
"Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk" says the BBC, and they go on to describe the test, where a robot cargo ship heading to the International Space Station towed a half-mile long cable in a bid to find a solution to the estimated 100 million pieces of man-made junk now threatening ships in orbit: "the lubricated, electro-dynamic tether will generate enough energy to change an object's orbit, pushing it towards the atmosphere where it will burn up." But experts "caution that the Japanese scheme will only work for bigger pieces of junk"; other schemes being suggested include "harpooning, sweeping, lassoing and dragging debris into the atmosphere for burning."


cattservant 16th Dec 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Peddle to the metal!
smbhax 17th Dec 2016, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
It's the only way to drive!