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Physics of space battles

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I'm probably the last person to mention this, but there is an interesting article on Gizmodo about the physics of space battles. It goes over some of the basics of how to think about such events, discussing attacks, maneuvering, defense, and so on. I've been thinking of writing something similar for a long time. The problem is, the more I think about it, the more stuff I think of! That means writing, essentially, an infinitely long essay, and I don't have the time for that. Seriously, there is so much fascinating material here that it's hard to know what to leave in and what to leave out. Still, it would be fun. Just navigating in space is a whole science fiction topic with such depth and complexity that it would take weeks to write it up... but those would be fun weeks. And there are other topics I've thought about as well. Someday, someday.

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