Laser-Shaped Telescopic Glitter Clouds

No. It’s not an episode of My Little Pony. It’s an actual thing. A NASA thing:

In the future, mirror-based space telescopes might be replaced by “glitter clouds” of particles sculpted by laser light, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This mind-boggling proposal is called Orbiting Rainbows…

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