Can A Lightsaber Block Bullets?

SURPRISE BECAUSE SCIENCE CHANNEL! Subscribe now and click the shiny notifications bell so you don’t miss out on all things science and pop culture. in new tab Get a 30-day free trial and watch Because Science episodes early on Alpha: in new tab Star Wars gave us the civilized weapon of the Jedi world with the lightsaber, but could it handle the weapons of OUR world? Kyle is using the Force on this week's Because Science! Subscribe for more Because Science: in new tab More science: in new tab Watch more Because Science: in new tab Watch the last episode at: in new tab Follow Kyle Hill: in new tab Follow Us: in new tab Because Science every Thursday. Artist: Andrew Bowser Learn more: • BULLET DEFLECTION STUDY: in new tab • XKCD LIGHTNING: in new tab • 9MM: in new tab • HEAT OF VAPORIZATION: in new tab • LEAD MELTING AND BOILING POINT: in new tab • HEAT OF FUSION: in new tab • SPECIFIC HEAT LEAD (SOLID/LIQUID): in new tab • ENERGY TO VAPORIZE 9MM: in new tab • ENERGY TO MELT 9MM: in new tab • MUZZLE VELOCITIES: in new tab