Feb 22, 2016

Could we get to Mars in 3 days? Nasa’s considering Photonic Propulsion tech

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Interstellar space travel is still a matter of science fiction. With our current propulsion systems, it would take millennia to really travel on an interstellar level. However, science is now looking towards new propulsion systems to make interstellar reach possible in significantly less time.

One such system is called Photonic Propulsion, and it’s an insanely interesting idea. The video you see above is a quick summary of a talk given by Philip Lubin of University of California Santa Barbara. It’s a two minute selected sampling of a much larger talk, which you can watch in the source link below.

Now, I’m no scientist. In fact, looking at the appendix of the paper produced by Lubin and his peers made my head spin. Enjoy this sample.

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