Real life space war weaponry

Darin Sunley (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 23:47:53 -0600 (CST)

We've all seen the ludriciously
slow moving "glowing tracer"
turbolaser shots of Star Wars,

and the only slightly better
"phasers" and "photon torpedos"
of Star Trek.

What do you people think would
be "realistic" space-based weaponry, i.e. weaponry that obeys the laws of physics that might reasonably be deployed from an interplanetary
spacecraft with the goal of disabling/destroying another
interplanetary spacecraft?

Any ideas? (including but certainly
not limited to fun stuff like various flavours of nanctech, kinetic kill devices, lasers,
mines and the dreaded

Darin Sunley