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Deflecting Asteroids
ENN.Com  3/28/2012

There is a lot of space junk hanging in orbit. Sooner or later there is also the threat of some space rock plummeting to the Earth. Pioneering engineers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are developing an innovative technique based on lasers that could radically change asteroid deflection technology. The research has unearthed the possibility of using a swarm of relatively small satellites flying in formation and cooperatively firing solar-powered lasers onto an asteroid this would overcome the difficulties associated with current methods that are focused on large unwieldy spacecraft...

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