Would we be able to detect the light "leaking" around a light sail, from a startshot like probe, which is launched from a nearby star system towards Earth?

  • $\begingroup$ Is a laser or something shot at the sail from the probe's origin, or does it just use sun/starlight? $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble May 22 '20 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble I believe the only way to travel between stars using a light sail in a short enough time frame would require a high power laser from the probe's origin. $\endgroup$ – fibonatic May 22 '20 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the info! $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble May 22 '20 at 23:58

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