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Video: Lightsabers for real

Lasers may be the weapon in choice in sci-fi space movies but they are also a staple of everyday life – as well as an important tool for real-life space missions by the European Space Agency.

dateDec 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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How to build a real lightsaber

As even casual Star Wars fans will know, lightsabers are probably the coolest weapon ever to make an appearance on the big screen. Lightsaber fights are so elegant that they are almost hypnotic and, even though not all of ...

dateDec 11, 2015 in Other
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NASA tests ICESat-2's laser aim

Close enough doesn't cut it in the spacecraft assembly cleanroom at NASA Goddard's Space Flight Center, where engineers are building an elevation-measuring instrument to fly on the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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