Artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Image from Giant Magellan Telescope Organization.

Artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Image from Giant Magellan Telescope Organization.

Shot by Cupid’s laser

Shooting lasers through the night sky into space sounds like something from science fiction, but ANU scientists and married couple François Rigaut and Céline d’Orgeville are doing this to track space junk and create clearer images of stars, planets and galaxies. WILL WRIGHT reports.