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Default Mesons

So let me see if I understand this:

The ship generates a meson. By some method, it causes the meson to travel to and decay within a target ship. The meson decays into ... apparently depends on the kind of meson, but gamma photons is one option. But, as I understand it, the photon generated would be traveling in the same direction as the meson that generated it, no? Or am I not understanding that right. Something to do with conservation of momentum. So the meson beam decays into a gamma beam? Which then interacts with the various atoms at the target and makes life hot for everything.

So, what if you armored the interior of the ship? The bulkheads and such, to contain the blast? Not something I'd think of with modern metals, but that superdense stuff has some promise.
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