Lasers

A Powerful new Laser Will Enhance Adaptive Optics

In some applications, bigger lasers mean better lasers.  That is the case in astronomy, where lasers are used for everything…

3 months ago

Forget About Interstellar Flights. Tiny Light Sails Could be Used to Explore the Solar System Today

Solar sails have been receiving a lot of attention lately.  In part that is due to a series of high…

4 months ago

Ground-Based Lasers Could Push Space Debris off Collision-Course Orbits

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) are finding new uses for the laser-based technology that sharpens telescope imagery –…

8 months ago

New Receiver Will Boost Interplanetary Communication

As we explore the solar system, we'll need an interplanetary communication network that can keep up. A new receiver might…

1 year ago

This Laser Powered Rover Could Stay in the Shadows on the Moon and Continue to Explore

The craters on the Moon's poles are in permanent shadow. But they're also intriguing locations, due to deposits of water…

2 years ago

The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core

A team of astronomers, using the Herschel Observatory, recently observed a series of laser emissions coming from the ant nebula.

4 years ago

China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers

A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way…

4 years ago

Team Creates Negative Effective Mass In The Lab

A research team from WSU has created, for the first time under laboratory conditions, a fluid that behaves as if…

5 years ago

How Can We Save The Sun?

Bad news, our Sun is living on borrowed time. It’s only got a few billion years left. But there might…

5 years ago

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Place To Look For Aliens?

With all the attention Breakthrough Starshot has been getting some are wondering if Alpha Cantauri is the best place to…

6 years ago