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Deep space laser performs NASA's furthest optical communications demo

Nasa laser comms

Nasa’s Psyche spacecraft in a clean room, where DSOC’s gold-capped flight laser transceiver can be seen (near centre, attached to the spacecraft) Image: Nasa/Ben Smegelsky

Like using a laser pointer to track a moving dime from a mile away, aiming a laser beam over millions of miles requires extremely precise ‘pointing'

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