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The Physics of Space Battles

By FizziksGuy, 10/04/2014
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How scientifically accurate is your favorite sci-fi space battle?
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Joseph Shoer has several extensive, in-depth articles on the physics of space warfare: [url="http://josephshoer.com/blog/2009/12/thoughts-on-space-battles/"]
http://josephshoer.com/blog/2009/12/thoughts-on-space-battles/[/url] [url="http://josephshoer.com/blog/2010/07/projecting-space-battle-physics/"]
http://josephshoer.com/blog/2010/07/projecting-space-battle-physics/[/url]

Space warfare: Almost everything you know is probably wrong [url="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.100198-Space-Warfare-Almost-Everything-You-Know-Is-Probably-Wrong"]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.100198-Space-Warfare-Almost-Everything-You-Know-Is-Probably-Wrong[/url]

Is space warfare really practical? [url="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.846407-Is-space-warfare-really-practical-except-lasers"]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.846407-Is-space-warfare-really-practical-except-lasers[/url]

Zero-g dogfighting for dummies: [url="http://www.citizenstarnews.com/news/zero-g-dogfighting-dummies"]http://www.citizenstarnews.com/news/zero-g-dogfighting-dummies[/url]

Projectile weapons vs. directed energy weapons: [url="http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/17263-Projectile-Weapons-vs-Directed-Energy-Weapons"]http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/17263-Projectile-Weapons-vs-Directed-Energy-Weapons[/url]

Nukes in space: [url="http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacegunconvent.php"]http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacegunconvent.php[/url]

Effects of radiation weapons in space: [url="http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/radiation.php#effects"]http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/radiation.php#effects[/url]

Could the Death Star really destroy a planet? [url="http://www.universetoday.com/92746/could-a-death-star-really-destroy-a-planet/"]http://www.universetoday.com/92746/could-a-death-star-really-destroy-a-planet/[/url]

“Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a b***h in space” [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpgxry542M%20-----------------%20%20Have"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpgxry542M
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