America is building a new super weapon and NO ONE is talking about it !

Breakthrough Starshot is a research and engineering project by the Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of light sail spacecraft named StarChip, to be capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system 4.37 light-years away.

Sending the lightweight spacecraft involves a multi-kilometer phased array of beam-steerable lasers with a combined coherent power output of up to 100 GW.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakthrough_Starshot

Peter Klupar, the engineering director of the nonprofit Breakthrough Foundation and its Starshot initiative, noted that a 100-gigawatt laser "beamer" would be powerful enough to "ignite an entire city in minutes" if it were reflected off a mirror in space and back to Earth.

Vaporizing cities is not the goal of Starshot, of course.

poll: Would the American military industrial complex like to use this as a weapon?

vote:
No. This is all about science, the MIC would never think of such a thing.
Yes. This space venture is just a cover for the laser's real use.

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By: shiningone (2675.50)

Tags: Breakthrough Starshot, space travel, Laser, super weapon, OMG we're all going to die

Location: USA