Behold the new US star destroyer turbolaser cannon—or just a centrifuge

Cool photo from Sandia National Laboratories of what appears to be some exotic plasma cannon to be installed in the first US star destroyer—until your dreams are destroyed when you read the caption: it's a centrifuge "used to simulate gravity for re-entry situations."

According to Sandia National Labs, this testing is done in all kinds of devices and materials used in the space program.


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