Reply to post: Re: A good way to get the Galactic police at our door

Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

John Robson Silver badge

Re: A good way to get the Galactic police at our door

You seem confused by the sheer distance involved, and the limited collimation possible.

The laser would be spread out over an entire solar system, it would be observable as a deviation from the spectral pattern of a normal star. It wouldn't be a blinding light...

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