SWIMMERs

Drew Brisbin, an astronomer working in a desert in Chile has this thought experiment for us.

Can we tap ionized particles in the interstellar medium as a way of exchanging momentum for propulsion?

His answer was shared on Centauri Dreams in a post titled, SWIMMERs: A Thought Experiment on the Potential and Limitations of Propellantless Interstellar Travel.

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Pradeep

I work as a technical writer by day. At night, I mostly just sleep.

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