View Full Version : Scientists develop mini Death Star to protect us from asteroids

03-03-2016, 11:27 PM
American researchers believe laser beam could be used to deflect space rocks on collision course with planet Earth

By Rob Crilly (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/rob-crilly/), New York
11:01PM GMT 03 Mar 2016

It sounds like a weapon straight out of Star Wars. Imagine the Death Star's superlaser used not to destroy worlds but to protect our own from approaching asteroids.

That is the concept being developed by American researchers who believe they have found a way to use a high-power laser beam to deflect space rocks that are on course to hit Earth.

The idea has been around for years but the team at the University of California say laboratory tests show their De-Star - or Directed Energy System for Targeting of Asteroids and exploRation could actually work.

"Mini" Death Stars...Amateurs...:vader:

LINK (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/12182894/Scientists-develop-mini-Death-Star-to-protect-us-from-asteroids.html)

Ranger Rick
03-04-2016, 01:22 AM
You have to crawl before you can run. They will work their way up to one.

03-04-2016, 02:15 AM
The Mini Death Stars could be equipped with preparation H torpedoes that would shrink the asteroids to a manageable size upon impact.