200 petawatt laser

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  1. magnet18

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  2. retched

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    Uggg

    yet

    Awesome ;)
     
  3. t_n_k

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    Maybe this will be a "Groundhog Day" for the "Big Bang" ....
     
  4. soundman

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    Apart from the space-time discussion, the production of 200 petawatts, even for fracton of a nanosecond, makes me wonder about the power supply layout.
     
  5. retched

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    That was the first thing to cross my mind.. But further inspection shows that it equates to 3000 joules.

    But still, 3000j being dumped at those speeds... It would be interesting to have a look at.
     
  6. magnet18

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    Maybe if you had GIANT plate capacitors, and they were superconducting, and one molecule thin...
     
  7. Markd77

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    Some good comments there, someone was quoting The Doors, t06afre was it you?
     
  8. steveb

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    The null results of the SETI program are now clear. Whenever a species becomes intelligent enough to develop technology, it self-terminates by inventing a 200 petaWatt laser.
     
  9. R!f@@

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    Dooooooooms day is comin!!!!
     
  10. magnet18

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    I predict black hole.
     
  11. R!f@@

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    and I predict some very confused scientists...

    I mean what can a pulsed lazer do in outer space, besides go on forever. Which by the way, we have no idea abt what so ever.
     
  12. steveb

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    For all we know, shining a 200 petaWatt laser into outer space is the accepted intergalactic distress signal, and we'll have a hundred alien species coming over to try and help us. :p
     
  13. Wendy

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    That, or a dinner bell.
     
  14. magnet18

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    they prefer their food to be intelligent...
     
  15. R!f@@

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    For the sake of argument.

    What if that Powerful flash thingy caused a planet to decimate, if by chance it was aimed at a distance planet that by chance is like in the movies watching us to break the warp speed and talk to us, instead they come here finding revenge for we blow up on of there sister planets by chance again, just messing with things we dunno. :D
     
  16. steveb

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    Hey, to start trouble, ... we might only need to blind a stargazing alien. What if he turned out to be the heir and son of their world leader? Wars have started over less. :p
     
  17. retched

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    Then they wont find any food here! ;)
     
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    I think it will turn everyone into zombies. That would be a lot cooler than a black hole. :)
     
  20. Kermit2

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    Murphy's Law says:

    It will strike a cold water/ice comet in the Oort cloud, thereby causing a burst of steam, which pushes the comet out of its orbit. 93 years from now a new comet is seen in the sky. One week later it impacts in the Pacific Ocean. 63 millions years later the intellectually advanced descendants of racoons are fiddling around with a 200 PetaWatt Laser......

    :)
     
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