NASA and a group of Australian physicists look to zap space junk with lasers from earth

03/10/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href=";n=pauline.askin&amp;">PAULINE ASKIN</a> -<br><br><a href="">It may sound like science fiction but an Australian team is working on a project to zap orbital debris with lasers from Earth to reduce the growing amount of space junk that threatens to knock out satellites with a "cascade of collisions".<br><br>The project is very realistic and likely to be working in the next 10 years, Matthew Colless, director of Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, told Reuters.<br><br></a><br><a href="">READ MORE ON REUTERS</a>