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Old 06-17-2010, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Aliens May Exist But Contact Would Hurt Humans; Hawkings

Originally Posted by writer1981 View Post
Something like Inertial Dampeners would indeed be what the spacecraft need, The thing is I don't think any scientist has yet tried to recreate star trek style shielding.

Also FA you seem to have a scientific background so I was wondering if you knew if Argon Lasers would work in space. Purely to use for self defense against asteroids when passing through an asteroid field an defend against possible hostile aliens.

Because I also think there are also intelligent war like alien societies like us as well. Who may also be around our technological level.
There is a good reason they havent tried: Even if inertial dampening were possible, we certainly are not anywhere near the techoligical level required.

Argon lasers are pretty puny instruments from what I have read. I dont think a few milliwatts of light is going to disturb a pebble, much less an alien ship. Better to develop high energy, high velocity plasma cannon instead.
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