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Are they building a Death Star?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by colcifer, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    it ain't for no freakin moon. ;)
  2. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    Power up my DeLorean!!!!
  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I hear theyre going to install it on a blimp.
  4. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    To a 2 mm. sized target???

    Dang! How vaporized can something get?

    Youda thunk it would just drill a 2 mm. hole straight through the planet.
  5. Gaius46


    Dec 15, 2010
    500 terawatts coming from 1.85 megajoules means the beam only lasted for something like .0000005 seconds. Not enough time or energy to drill a hole in the earth.
    Still very impressive
  6. Yup, few ms pulse.

    They fire it into a chamber to simulate fusion reactions IIRC.
  7. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  8. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    But enough to put yer eye out if you were staring directly at it.
  9. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Interesting. They aren't building a Death Star. It's not fully operational.
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
  11. Gopherbassist


    Jan 19, 2008
    Edward Moses does say that it's fully operational...
  12. Gaius46


    Dec 15, 2010
    Aww hell don't need a laser for that. Just a Red Ryder BB gun. :)
  13. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    If they can attach the laser to a shark's head, then the world is in trouble.
  14. pmchenry


    May 6, 2012
    SE PA
    Sweet. When do these go on the market? My cat loves chasing lasers.
  15. Not just ANY Red Ryder BB gun. No sir. It would need to be an official Red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle.
  16. sinogaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow something close to a death star. Put that on a satellite or the moon you can have a nice superweapon.
    Wow those command and conquer games kinda foreshadows what Superweapons the US will have.

    I think mass accelerators (rail guns) are a little more efficient than super lasers
  17. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Something something something dark side. Something something something complete.
  18. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Are you going to join the Rebel Alliance or are you going to take Darth Vader's shilling?

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