posted on Dec, 10 2003 @ 10:49 AM
The biggest problem with this idea is the shear size the spacestations would have to be, and the massive amount of light having to be put out of them.
If you figure, you can't see the international spacestation with a typical telescope, and that's in low earth orbit. These spacestations thousands
of light years away, being viewable by the naked eye, would be massive. And extreamly bright.
If they were to build spacestations for refueling and the like, I would expect they would use some other kind of becan to inform spacecraft of their
presence, not light. Imagine you only have enough fuel to travel 17 light years, and you're crusing for this point of light, and it turns out to be a
star, not a spacestation, so you die.
If you have the tech to be building spacestations to refuel, chances are you know that there could be a mix up trying to find a starbase based on a
point of light.