Lasers

Star Formation Simulated in the lab, Using Lasers, of Course

The vacuum of space isn't really a vacuum. A vacuum is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a space absolutely devoid of…

5 months ago

Lasers Recreate the Conditions Inside Galaxy Clusters

Galaxies don't exist in a vacuum. Ok, maybe they do (mostly, since even interstellar space has some matter in it).…

6 months ago

Laser-Powered Sails Would be Great for Exploring the Solar System too

A new study from UCLA shows how laser-driven light sails could be a cost-effective method for exploring the Solar System…

7 months ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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 –…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

5 years ago