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"I don't know about ground based ones, due to the losses from atmospherics, but a space based one would probably work, the ablated material would probably act as a jet. Similar to some approaches theorized for moving asteroids. Too bad we can't do that because it would be seen as 'putting weapons in space' by a few."
( Dewtey 5/23/2013 6:31:54 AM)
"Going from outer to inner space, this discussion of spalling and ablation resulting from energy beams directed at space debris reminds me of the lithotripsy I had to get rid of a kidney stone...
( Bill Christensen 5/23/2013 12:41:14 PM)
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