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Star Wars research: neutral particle beam accelerator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The accelerator was part of the Reagan White House project for a space-based accelerator that could produce a high-energy, uncharged particle beam that might examine, disarm, & even destroy distant objects (such as ballistic missiles), as part of America's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) - the "Star Wars" program. Neutral (uncharged) particle beams are necessary because the influence of the Earth's magnetic field on electrically charged particles would cause them to travel in spirals. Los Alamos, New Mexico. (1988)

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Star Wars research: neutral particle beam accelerator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The accelerator was part of the Reagan White House project for a space-based accelerator that could produce a high-energy, uncharged particle beam that might examine, disarm, & even destroy distant objects (such as ballistic missiles), as part of America's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) - the "Star Wars" program. Neutral (uncharged) particle beams are necessary because the influence of the Earth's magnetic field on electrically charged particles would cause them to travel in spirals. Los Alamos, New Mexico. (1988)