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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Laser Bees: Zapping Olivine Rock with a Laser

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Laser Bees: Zapping Olivine Rock with a Laser Laser Bees asteroid deflection project: zapping olivine rock with a laser, this shows the ablation response of the olivine on the left, with ejecta (pieces) coming out, and on the right with a mini “rocket plume”.

 

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