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The Physics of Space Battles

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

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Joseph Shoer has several extensive, in-depth articles on the physics of space warfare:
http://josephshoer.com/blog/2009/12/t...
http://josephshoer.com/blog/2010/07/p...

Space warfare: Almost everything you know is probably wrong http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forum...

Is space warfare really practical? http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forum...

Zero-g dogfighting for dummies: http://www.citizenstarnews.com/news/z...

Projectile weapons vs. directed energy weapons: http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/17...

Nukes in space: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html...

Effects of radiation weapons in space: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html...

Could the Death Star really destroy a planet? http://www.universetoday.com/92746/co...

"Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a b***h in space" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpgx...
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