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2011-03-17 07:40:00

The problem of space junk floating around Earth, which could one day force nations to cancel interstellar missions, could be solved using ground-based lasers, claims a new report prepared by NASA-affiliated scientists. According to Stuart Gary of ABC News Australia, there are currently more than 19,000 objects at least 10cm in size orbiting our planet, while Charles Cooper of CBS News reports that NASA estimates that the total number of debris surrounding the planet tops the 500,000 mark,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'