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Starwars blaster

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  1. Oct 22, 2016 #1
    it's widely recognised that in star wars that their blaster bolts are plasma contained inside a magnetic field but, how is this magnetic field maintained after the initial firing? why does the field go away after it hits something? I'm not really looking for some big cannon explanation (although if one is given id love to hear it) I'm looking for the if and how mostly.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2016 #2

    Drakkith

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    Are you looking for an explanation in terms of real physics? If so, there is no explanation, as we haven't yet developed technology to create weapons similar to blasters.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2016 #3
    The blaster works by taking a ball point pen, and drawing a line on the film from the tip of the blaster, and on successive frames drawing it again successively closer to the target.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2016 #4

    Borg

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    You also have to strike a wrench on a radio tower cable.
     
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