Space junk: Japan to use ‘magnetic net’ to clean up floating debris

digitaltrends.com - When you gaze up at the night sky and marvel at the wondrous sight of all those sparkling stars and faraway planets, it’s hard to imagine that’s there’s also a load of crap floating about up there. Our crap. The problem of orbiting space junk – which includes stuff like abandoned satellites, bits of old rockets, and other odds and ends – has become so serious that it could affect the safety of future space missions or knock out important communications satellites.