Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Vexen Crabtree 2015
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Freakin' lasers, and invisible laser beams

In space, there is no atmosphere. This means that beams of light are not visible side-on. I.e., you can only see a laser being fired from a gun to a target, if you ARE the target and you're looking exactly in the right direction. Therefore, most space battles would actually look much more boring than they do on TV. Lots of ships milling around, occasionally breaking up.

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That's because in space battles they use special wibbly wobbly timey wimey laser cannons.

I wish I'd thought of that!

I thought it was the particles in the atmosphere, that bounce the light back so we see it, not the atmosphere itself.

So all warfareing spaceships should carry a huge supply of cosmic glitter and diamond dust, which in times of war, will enable them to spot near misses and in times of peace enable them to look glamourous on parade.

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