The Space Station Could Be Getting a Laser Cannon!

The International Space Station could be getting a laser cannon! Space.com reports that the ISS “could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down orbiting debris…[or] space junk”. It reported that they might use a Coherent Amplification Network (CAN) laser.

“The CAN laser consists of many small lasers working together to generate a single powerful beam.”

This sounds very much like the Death Star!!!

Pew pew pew!
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