The magnetic boosters are what helps Galactica shoot ships out into battle. It's the equivalent of a catapulting system found on modern day aircraft carriers, except that it's much faster and keeps ships floating before they hit the zero gravity.
The U.S. Navy already has a new system under development that uses electromagnets to provide a similar launching power in less space and energy than the previous steam-powered one did.
March 20, 2009 8:08 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Josh Lowensohn
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