Could We Hide The Earth?

2016 October 04
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Could We Hide The Earth?

Theoretically, we could hide the Earth from faraway telescopes, using a properly placed laser pointer. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., charles george, and Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.08928v1.pdf https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160331105930.htm http://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/counts_detail.html http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/ http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/faq/#c1 http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/project/details/fermi-paradox http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-the-ecliptic http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/optmod/qualig.html http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-the-electromagnetic-spectrum http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecliptic#/media/File:Earths_orbit_and_ecliptic.PNG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler_(spacecraft)#/media/File:NASA-KeplerSpaceTelescope-ArtistConcept-20141027.jpg http://kepler.nasa.gov/mission/QuickGuide/missiondesign/photometer/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absorption_spectroscopy#/media/File:Sodium_in_atmosphere_of_exoplanet_HD_209458.jpg