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Did you know scientists are creating a space based laser called 'DE-STAR' that would be capable of zapping rogue asteroids approaching Earth?


Scientists are creating a space-based laser called 'DE-STAR' that would be capable of zapping rogue asteroids approaching Earth. Tune in to #HowtheUniverseWorks tomorrow at 10P to learn more about the latest asteroid-fighting tech.
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https://twitter.com/ScienceChannel/status/970754995887976450

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Kravenhead
I've heard of the concept but I didn't know they were moving forward with constructing one.

We certainly need something because it will happen one day.
If we discover threats early enough, we could change the asteroid's trajectory.
I hope this laser is capable of pulverizing the asteroid so the smaller pieces burn up in the atmosphere.
Otherwise they could still cause a lot of damage.

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Kravenhead
284 day(s) ago
Thanks, Philosopher.
I napped, as I usually do, and it's after 3 AM now.
Hope you're sound asleep.

philosopher
284 day(s) ago
You might find more on Google.
I will try tomorrow.
I enjoy that you get excited like me.
I know many like this stuff.
Have a good nights sleep.

Kravenhead
284 day(s) ago
I did, but it's only a couple of seconds long. It doesn't really show what happens to the asteroid.

philosopher
284 day(s) ago
Kraven watch the video on Twitter.

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