Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Robot Space Mops

clean space with giant electromagnetic bolas
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Roombas in space. Driven by by air pressure, armored, trailing cables ended with electromagnets. C'mon guys, this is a safety issue.
Eugene, Mar 12 2009

Forget the Roomba. http://www.youtube....watch?v=VptOUWC-Itc
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 12 2009]

Roomba Wiki Article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roomba
For those as clueless as me [knowtion, Mar 13 2009]

And yet once again I link to the ultimate solution... Near_20Earth_20Orbi...ation_20Corporation
[normzone, Mar 13 2009]

Orbital_20Garbage_20Snooker [FlyingToaster, Mar 13 2009]


       It looks like space trash is not collectible by magnets. Aluminum and such I imagine. But these roombas might collect some meteroties.
bungston, Mar 12 2009

       what about just a shitload of hooks? like a ball of hooks at the end of each cable.
Eugene, Mar 13 2009

       for something moving at 20,000 miles/hour, you would need high test line.
bungston, Mar 13 2009

       this space junk issue is certainly one that itches for attention on this website. I'm [+] just for putting it on the front page.
knowtion, Mar 13 2009

       I think a large, cushioning mass of gunky foam would be a better solution. Add some correctional jets to reposition it into the best "fishing" orbits and afterwards you could harvest the trapped space junk particles.   

       At the very least it could slow things down.
Aristotle, Mar 17 2009


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