THAT LASER ASTEROID MINI-DEATH STAR THING IS BACK IN THE NEWS

THAT LASER ASTEROID MINI-DEATH STAR THING IS BACK IN THE NEWS

Some weeks ago - I don't even remember how long - I blogged about the latest idea that scientists had come up with for defending Earth from asteroid impacts, with high energy lasers, called the DE-STAR. At the time, of course, this was just an idea.

Well, Mr. B.G. found this article and apparently, it has actually undergone it's first proof of concept experiment:

Scientists develop mini Death Star to protect us from asteroids

Now, here's the basic idea of the laser asteroid zapper:

The idea has been around for years but the team at the University of California say laboratory tests show their De-Star - or Directed Energy System for Targeting of Asteroids and exploRation – could actually work.

They envisage putting an unmanned De-Star craft in orbit. At the first sign of a impending disaster it would target the asteroid with a high-energy laser, causing part of the rock to vaporise in a process known as sublimation.

That ejection of gas would then create sufficient force to alter the course of the rock.

So far, so good, But now here's the bad news: the proof of concept experiments actually worked:

Qicheng Zhang of the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the authors of the project, told Astrowatch.net: “Generally speaking, the technology is available today.

“The main challenge with building a full De-Star is the necessary scale to be effective.”

They have tested the technique on earth, by blasting a piece of basalt – an igneous rock similar in composition to some asteroids.

The technique was tested by directing a laser onto basalt - which has a composition similar to asteroids.

They found that when it glowed white-hot, it began to lose mass.

Travis Brashears, a student who has worked with the group, said last year: “What happens is a process called sublimation or vaporisation, which turns a solid or liquid into a gas.

The basic idea is to vaporize asteroids, or at least a part of them. What intrigues me here, with this story, is not simply the advance on the concept over previous reports about it, but that they have admitted (1) they're testing the basic idea, and (2) admitted that the real problem is not with the concept, but with the scale needed: The sutble hint here is that they would need sufficient size and sufficient energy to be able to pump a weapon of that size.

Yes, you caught it: I said weapon, for if a weapon can be constructed to vaporize asteroids, say, of small or medium size, imagine what such a weapon might do to buildings or targets on earth, with appropriate phase conjugation to minimize atmospheric effects. Imagine the use of masers, or(worse) grazers(gamma ray lasers), used with interferometry and phase conjugation. And if you're keeping score, this is another "hit" for Dr. Carol Rosin, who long ago indicated in her affidavit to Dr. Stephen Greer, that the "plan" she had been told by Dr. von Braun, the plan to weaponize space, would first be communists, then terrorists, then nations of concern, then asteroids, and finally, extraterrestrials. We're in "asteroid phase," and that suggests something else, and something profoundly disturbing:

If we're in "asteroid phase", then it seems likely that the technology might be much farther along than we can possibly imagine. It means that nuclear weapons might be nearing the end of their "shelf life" as strategic weapons, and it means that their might, indeed, be a "potential threat" they've not told us about.

See you on the flip side...

23 thoughts on “THAT LASER ASTEROID MINI-DEATH STAR THING IS BACK IN THE NEWS”

  1. Building 7 went down because there was a lot of documents in building 7 that needed to be destroyed. Putting a big laser into orbit to ‘protect’ us only becomes a problem when you’re defining what it is that ‘we’ need to be protected from. We need to be protected from ASteroides. Ok, I agree. I do not want to wait until it happens, before defences are put into place. What’s the solution?
    However, whomever puts such a powerfool tool into space (I say tool, because it will help it’s owner accomplish tasks.) will certainly have a big bargaining chip to bring to any table. Do you want your population to eat? Ok, we wont burn your entire agricultural belt to a crisp and dry up your lakes and rivers and we’ll stop burning your forests so that your population can work.
    Destroy bridges, rail networks, power stations, aeroports.. Lets hope that there won’t be any accidental accidents and for some reason the death ray pointy part is pointing in the wrong direction. Like in Total Recall. There is a news item on the telly about the orbital peace platform accidently burning up a country in the southern hemisphere.
    The twin Towers were brought down by terrorists. The people who are responsable terrify me.

  2. johnycomelately

    The funny thing is asteroids aren’t even a threat, the ancient texts mention the terror of planetary sized comets and there’s no stopping those babies.

    It’s actually an interesting insight into the elite and network topology, the more complex the network tree becomes the more distant the elite are from the populace and the greater the force multiplier must become to maintain ‘order’.

  3. Robert Barricklow

    What they’ve not told us about?
    What they saw, when they looked in the mirror?

  4. Around 2000, there was a “Stargate SG-1” episode where a gee-whiz anti-Gou’ald energy-weapon constellation was being deployed in space. Unfortunately, it quickly got turned-around from the ground-controller and was used to destroy any earth-bound ‘critics’ (Moscow, in this case). The point being, any space-based weapon turned-outwards can also be turned-inwards…

    Technology-wise: When I was an engineer in USAF, I was told that the latest ‘public’ classified systems were always one-and-a-half generations behind the technology-curve. There was always another ‘deep-black’ classified program already operational, and another one beyond-that in early ‘proving’. You do the math…

    The ‘asteroid phase’ is kind of tricky. On the one hand, bean-counters are not going to release the kind of serious money to fund powerful energy-weapons until some city or region is devastated with major loss of life/property. On the other hand, there is a maximum ‘yield’ that one can ‘deposit’ without potentially-serious global repercussions (earthquakes, nuclear winter effects, etc.). Not to mention, no water ‘hits’ with an all-encompassing tsunami wave.

    So, I would expect the ‘asteroid phase’ to begin-with a good-size ‘hit’ onto a heavily-populated but third-world area. The UN will spring into action, and we will have a global-fund to ‘protect us’ from the sky falling. Next, reread the first paragraph above…

  5. Once again, you must ask,”How many years ago was this actually developed?” Typically, the military is ~35-50 yrs ahead of the commercial tech market. I’m more impressed with whatever dropped that meteor on the Ruskies. Now, that’s a weapon. Having a network of these death stars could theoretically guide one as easy as deflecting one. Too bad you can’t buy a program to tell you who the players actually are.. The snippets of info the MSM present these days are typically only 2 or 3 of the 5(W’s) that used to be reported. The missing W’s have been replaced with the Makeover / Buy Something Segment.

    As Dr. Farrell astutely points out, we are in the asteroid phase. Can’t wait for the final alien phase. That will be the zenith of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times!” Because, nothing is going to seriously change until they’re finished their games. Bonne chance / tien suerte todos!!!

    1. “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.”

      – John A. Keel

      Great response Aridzonan_13.

      “How many years ago was this actually developed?”, and, “If we have xyz now, what might THEY reasonably have?”, are questions that will serve one well should one find oneself in a situation of “interesting” ambush and/or occupation.

  6. It may also be possible to use a laser to carry a specific HV electrical impulses that could alter the charge on the Asteroid sufficiently to alter its trajectory without destruction. That would involve a much smaller variant. Think of the arcade game from the 80’s “Asteroid” You need not disintegrate the entire object, rather small areas super heated or electrically altered would potentially be sufficient to create a mini thruster effect.

    1. A Nazi (insert neocon if you wish) stronghold, and here all along I was convinced he was a Bolshevik. The Bushes have mucho property down that way as do the rockfellons. db

      1. Obama could be going to Bariloche over the election campaign (such as it is). Remember that Barack and Hillary ‘disappeared’ near a Bilderberger meeting during their Democratic convention run-up. This may be the equivalent, as no Bilderberger meeting is conveniently in the US, this year. (Plus, there are many more smart phones with cameras this election-cycle than eight years ago.)

        The Bilderbergs are set up with a ‘public’ membership and a reigning ‘inner circle’. I would suspect Obama is going to Bariloche to get ‘briefed’ by the ruling clique on how this election is going to ‘turn out’…

        (Of course, he could also be getting briefed on various ‘false flags’ to come, so as to not react in some uncontrolled way…)

  7. Francois Raby

    Why would one would exclude the other or others for that matter? Let’s use our inclusive mind, some just love to play with all these toys of apocalyptic MD.

  8. From a headline a few weeks ago, “NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days” it appears that the push is on for an orbital laser system. The question becomes, who would you trust to yield this tool? My imagination fails to come up with a candidate.

  9. The real problem is with this technology you could turn any asteroid-comet into a directed weapon. Ready made ammunition to be shape to quick kill or death by a thousand cuts. Also you can use lasers to propel spacecraft themselves it’s already been tested as well. Nice cover for a sword of Damocles weapon to be use to intimate and terrorize a enslave the World a new moon destruction and death toy for our psychopathic gods.

  10. The alien card is truly the joker in the deck. Nazi’s, terrorists, and asteroids are all very real, we’ve known about all of them for a very long time. Aliens coming to conquer us is still conjecture with basically no solid evidence to back it up. However, it does make an excellent boogey man if your goal is to weaponize space for the control of the ultimate high ground and the control of earth. I imagine this is one of the NWO crowds wet dreams.
    The Nazi’s and terrorists are both creations of the globalists and have/still are serving their agenda. Asteroids have always been a threat, not a matter of if but when. The alien threat still remains a question and to answer that question requires disclosure; something they have, so far, been unwilling to provide. Why? Has a deal been struck that they do not wish us to know about. Is the threat real or a psy op in order to place those weapons there for a more nefarious purpose.
    The truth of the matter will have to be revealed at some point; and it would be wise if they had their weapons in place prior to that revelation. The rate at which they are attempting to gain control over the entire earth and its resources may offer a clue; as it doesn’t appear they are preparing for an alien invasion, per se. That would require the cooperation of every nation on earth in a concerted effort to make those preparations. One would think they would be attempting to unite us rather than keep us constantly at war with one another if the true threat was off world.
    Unless you’ve made your deal with the devil as a means of saving your own hide and to heck with the rest of humanity.
    Then again there is always the book of Revelation, God exists, and they’ve sided with the wrong side, as usual, in their lust for power. That “war in Heaven” is real and about to come to its conclusion.
    Should that be the case, then “extraterrestrials” are real and we have always known about them and disclosure occurred in the beginning.
    One could come up with just about any scenario between the two above. My bet is it’s more about control over the entire earth and ALL of its resources, including humanity, than any alien invasion; for these people desire power above all else; their greed is insatiable; and any and all means will be used toward that end.

    1. “For what profitith a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?” Making preparations for that second scenario above might not be a bad idea either.
      Just sayin’…

  11. Back in the eighties my family and I had a VERY eclectic collection of friends from Government Employees to drug dealers. There seemed to be a consensus about Reagan’s Star Wars initiative – the problem was not power or destructiveness but control. This is, I guess, the issue I have with so many conspiracy theories: the evidence suggests there is NO level of society where the concepts of logic are explored as thoroughly as they are in compiler and interpreter design. As a control problem this is much simpler, and it’s been discussed many times in the various Linux User Groups I’ve been attending for about 10 years. So no, it’s not new.

    On the other hand just because I question how well space weapons will work doesn’t mean I don’t think they’ll be built – well before they can work. . . .

  12. Already can see the effects of a “Directed Energy” weapon, just look at The TWIN Towers….

    1. Scooter-Fishwick

      Not to get into an argument, but yes energy weapons exist, but the twin towers (in my opinion and that opinion is based on facts) were brought down by controlled demolition. Thermite residue/fragments of molten metal were found all over the place in the WTC debri. Combine that with the HOW the buildings went down- in a controlled pancake-ing fashion well, it’s because it was controlled demolition. Building 7 is the ultimate example of this. Building 7 wasn’t even damaged until it collapsed on it self like a pancake. Energy weapons would vaporize a building not pancake it flat.

      1. Anyone still believing it was done by “terrorists” needs to have their head examined.

        1. Yep, most of our politicians, pentagon heads, and intelligence agencies in charge at that time and a part of those murders and treason belong in prison.

      2. Building 7 looked like a typical demolition job and was probably acted out as such to confuse matters as something else was also in play which has always been overlooked by the mainstream media (your biggest clue). Consider, that there were over 1,400 melted vehicles around the area of the twin towers. What’s very strange is that some of the cars were literally twisted and distorted, many of these cars were many blocks away from the towers with some being half a mile away!

      3. I agree with a few others here. One needs to separate how World Trade buildings 1 and 2 were brought down SEPARATE from building 7. Not the same at all. Apples and oranges and all that…

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