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Japanese Space Agency JAXA and Nitto Seimo Team Up to Clean Earth's Orbit

 - Feb 8, 2011
References: & telegraph
Although space junk is a problem that doesn't often get broached in our global discourse, that hasn't stopped the Japanese space agency JAXA and fishing net company Nitto Seimo from teaming up in order to use futuristic space junk nets to clean up Earth's orbit.

The idea sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the harsh reality of the matter is that even the most conservative estimates propose that the earth has over 100,000 objects floating around it. With this in mind, Japanese space agency JAXA has enlisted Nitto Seimo help in order to design massive space junk nets that will collect thousands of these objects and then drag them into earth's atmosphere.