Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

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.
Tags: lasers, physics, science fiction, space
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