Gallery: NASA Launches Giant Magnifying Glass into Space to Collect Sol...


Early this morning NASA kicked off Operation LENS, an ambitious plan to concentrate and collect solar power using a giant magnifying glass in outer space. Long speculated to be a rumor, the 7,000,000 ft. wide lens was fabricated over the course of the past 3 years and launched from Cape Canaveral, piggybacking on this thing that they were going to launch anyway (they figured they might as well kill 2 birds with one stone). While the first phase went exactly as planned, the plan hit a major snag when the magnifying glass began to work a bit too well and ended up scorching large regions in the western hemisphere. When asked to comment, premier magnifying lens science researcher Byron Scott said simply, “I told them so.

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  1. Joaolucas Oliveira da Cruz January 23, 2014 at 6:09 am

    and arises if three or more lenses that close to the sun would turn up a powerful weapon could protect the planet from asteroids up on other planets to see the effect

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