Astronomy: A leisurely way to visit the stars

Astronomy: A leisurely way to visit the stars

Nature 542, 7640 (2017). doi:10.1038/542140c

Plans to explore the nearest star system rely on light sails — reflective panels that are propelled by light. These craft travel so fast that they will have little time to explore their destination, but altering the way the sails are used could help.An

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