Gallery: Spaceships With Solar-Powered Lasers Could Deflect World-Endin...

 

Solar technology has taken off and literally shot into orbit over the last few years with satellites and the USAF’s top-secret shuttle being powered by photovoltaic panels. Now a team from Scotland’s University of Strathclyde believes that the renewable energy source could have planet-saving potential – they’ve proposed building a series of spacecrafts equipped with solar-powered lasers that could deflect incoming asteroids.

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