Chinese scientists want to use a nuclear-powered vacuum to turn space junk into fuel

December 4, 2015 by  
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A team of Chinese researchers believes they have developed a solution to the problem of ‘space junk.’ Picture a giant space vacuum cleaner, not entirely unlike the one pictured in the 1987 classic film Spaceballs , that could capture errant space garbage and break it down into fuel. The resulting fuel would then be used to propel the cleaning craft so it could continue to collect more garbage. This is the latest in a series of attempts to clean up the smaller bits of discarded satellites, rocket parts, and other broken things floating around in space. Read the rest of Chinese scientists want to use a nuclear-powered vacuum to turn space junk into fuel

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Chinese scientists want to use a nuclear-powered vacuum to turn space junk into fuel

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