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Japan is Working on Mega-Lasers to Blast Space Junk

Bump it or fry it, just get it out of orbit<p>There are 3,000 tons of space junk in orbit around Earth, and that junk will become a big problem down the road when important orbits get clogged with derelict satellites or fragments imperil important probes. The problem needs to be taken care of before …

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NASA's New Images Of Our First Asteroid, Ceres, Sheds Light On Its Greatest Mystery

At the dawn of the 19th century, the astronomy community was still reeling from William Herschel’s 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet discovered beyond the six (including Earth) naked-eye worlds orbiting the Sun known for millennia. While most of astronomy had consisted of star-watching, …

New Horizons: Five known Pluto moons now spotted.

Talk about timing. Just Monday I posted about New Horizons possibly seeing new moons of Pluto when it zips past the tiny world in July, and now a new …