We have all seen that Cyclops projects a red-coloured beam out of his eyes. What is that red beam. Is it laser or something else?

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    No, it is a kinetic force beam from another dimension. It is not hot. More like getting punched really, really hard. – S. Albano Oct 15 '12 at 5:51
  • could you explain 'another dimension' – Shwetabh Shekhar Oct 15 '12 at 6:13
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    The fourth paragraph under "Powers and Abilities" here. – S. Albano Oct 15 '12 at 6:34
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    Voting this up, it's not such a bad question that it deserves to be buried. I've often wondered what it is myself, and no one's screaming general reference or dupe... – John O Oct 15 '12 at 15:13
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    Nominating this question for re-opening because there's a consensus that there shouldn't be any closure of questions that are marked general reference. – user931 Nov 15 '12 at 7:37

The red beam coming out of Cyclops' eye isn't electromagnetic radiation, so there's no chance of it being LASER.

From official Marvel Universe wiki (See Powers from left column):

Cyclops possesses the mutant ability to project a beam of heatless ruby-colored concussive force from his eyes, which act as inter-dimensional apertures between this universe and another.

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    No heat, yet he sometimes has used it to spot-weld things. I love consistency in my comics. – Jeff Oct 15 '12 at 13:06
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    @Jeff - Cold Pressure Welding – SaintWacko Oct 15 '12 at 13:23

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