Directed energy weapons and wildfires? – It’s possible

Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced in 2016, a $100 million initiative called Breakthrough Starshot. Chief engineer and former Director of Engineering, NASA Ames Research Center, Peter Klupar noted on November 1, 2018, at the Economist Space Summit, a 100-gigawatt laser “beamer” would be powerful enough to “ignite an entire city in minutes” if it were reflected off a mirror in space and back to Earth. Vaporizing cities is not the goal of Starshot, of course, says Peter Klupar

100-gigawatt laser powerful enough to ignite and vaporize an entire city. – Business Insider

Breakthrough Starshot

Never watch wildfires like these

California burning: ‘I’ve never seen a fire move so fast in my entire life’ – WP

Wildfire in California is so hot it’s creating its own weather system – CNN

California Firefighters Say They’ve ‘Never Seen’ a Blaze So Extreme – AP

Firefighters battling inferno ‘have never seen anything like this’ – LAT

“This is an extremely dangerous and exceptional event that has few parallels in U.S. history,” said Dr. Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground. – WC

A proposed Congressional Bill mentions targeting populations with space-based laser weapons– Library of Congress

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space – SM

2006: Lasers, high-powered microwaves and particle beams almost ready for space warfare – NBC

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