The moon to target is the quarter moon so that we could see best effects of the laser on the dark side of the moon. Now the targeting starts form a typical red laser pointer of 5 milliwatts and ends up with 50 trillion lasers that would use up Earth’s oil reserves in approximately two minutes and the moon shines as brightly as the midmorning sun. What about some more power, if we give lasers enough power to push the moon out of the gravity of the Earth that will force the moon escape Earth’s gravity and enter a lopsided orbit around the sun.
This will not make the moon a planet according to IAU definition of a planet, but a dwarf planet like Pluto. If you are interested in reading the full experiment just hit the “via” link below.
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