Lasers could help us attract aliens, MIT study suggests

Discussion in 'Science, Tech, & Space Exploration' started by Kchoo, Nov 7, 2018.

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    It's all fun and games until the Borg show up, like a swarm of locusts eyeballing an idyllic pasture.
     
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    They probably shouldn't have told people that about lasers. Isn't there some kind of law against aiming them skyward? Something about disrupting airplanes or pilots?
     
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    Or it happens to catch the loathsome attention of the Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
     
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    If you point laser streight up, like shown in that picture with piramide, than it is impossible to disrupt pilot. Laser will simply hit the bottom side of the plane's fuselage. Pilot would have to fly the plane upside down and he himself would need to look stright down, for him to be dazzled by the beam.

    Only laser beams pointed at some angle departing from 90deg can hit some pilot's eyebals.
     

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