Japan's space agency, JAXA, is testing a giant, magnetic space net as a way to clean up space junk. Over at The New Scientist, they take a closer look at just what we can expect from the 700-meter long aluminum and steel net, set to launch next month.

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Corpore Metal

Obligatory Planetes citation:

But in all seriousness, why is it only JAXA that's doing this, shouldn't all the world's space agencies be cooperating together on this—especially the US and the Russians—since they made most of the mess?