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Sure hope the old man got that tractor beam out of commission, or this is gonna be a real short trip. Okay, hit it!

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November 02, 2011 – Comments (0)

Cool stuff!

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/11/nasa-working-on-tractor-beams
NASA: Working on Tractor Beams
By Barry Ritholtz - November 2nd


‘Tractor beams — the ability to trap and move objects using laser light — are the stuff of science fiction, but a team of NASA scientists has won funding to study the concept for remotely capturing planetary or atmospheric particles and delivering them to a robotic rover or orbiting spacecraft for analysis. This animation shows how a hypothetical future mission might eventually employ tractor beam technology.’

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